The outreach programme on the rwanda genocide and the united nations focuses on preventing genocide and supporting survivors it draws attention to the lessons learnt from the rwanda genocide in.
The rwandan genocide occurred in 1994, as members of the hutu ethnic majority in rwanda massacred up to 800,000 people, mostly of the tutsi minority by the time the rwandese patriotic front gained control, the violence had created millions of refugees and left the country in ruins. World news about the rwandan genocide breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from the new york times.
Image copyright afp image caption there are numerous memorials around rwanda to those killed in the genocide in just 100 days in 1994, some 800,000 people were slaughtered in rwanda by ethnic hutu. Rwanda: a brief history of the country by 1994, rwanda’s population stood at more than 7 million people comprising three ethnic groups: the hutu (who made up roughly 85% of the population), the tutsi (14%) and the twa (1%) prior to the colonial era, tutsis generally occupied the higher strata in the social system and the hutus the lower.
After events surrounding the battle of mogadishu in somalia the year prior, the us refused to provide requested material aid to rwanda france, china and russia opposed involvement in what was seen as an internal affair. The rwandan genocide is one of the heaviest moments in human history an airplane crash in 1994 carrying the presidents of rwanda and burundi provided a spark for an organized campaign of violence against the tutsi and moderate hutu civilians across the country approximately 800,000 tutsis and hutu.
Lasting 100 days, the rwandan genocide left approximately 800,000 tutsis and hutu sympathizers dead who are the hutu and tutsi the hutu and tutsi are two peoples who share a common past. It discovered that the cia's national intelligence daily, a secret briefing circulated to mr clinton, the then vice-president, al gore, and hundreds of senior officials, included almost daily reports on rwanda one, dated april 23, said rebels would continue fighting to stop the genocide, which is spreading south.