dimanche 18 février 2007


These are houses in which people live!

As you can see, they live in very poor conditions!



The Rwandan 1994 genocide has done a lot of harms in Rwanda. Very many people were killed, very many things were destroyed, and very many people were displaced.

Very many children and women are still suffering the consequences of those horrible acts.

Rwanda is still suffering the wounds of these 100 days.

The disaster started in 1959, when the TUTSI were chased from Rwanda and started to be killed.

Many TUTSI had to leave the country going to neighboring countries, and leave most of their properties.

In 1973, another bigger number of TUTSI and moderate HUTU had to leave their country to survive.

Since 1973, TUTSI and moderate HUTU started being killed and suffering.

In 1990, TUTSI refugees formed the Rwandan Patriotic Front, were very many men, women and children had to leave their families and fight to get back to their homeland.

In April 1994 after President Habyarimana`s plane was shot down, a very horrible massacre started, which spent 100 days.

In these 100 days, 1 million TUTSI and moderate HUTUS were killed with machetes knives.
Women were raped, parents were killed in front of their children’s eyes, and very many people got serious injuries and wounds.

There were very many casualties.

In July 1994, The Rwandan Patriotic Front were capable of stopping these horrible killings, and seized power, and immediately ordered a cease fire.

2 million HUTU fled from the country to the Democratic Republic of Congo, most of these were the ones who were leading and doing the killings.

Very few people were capable of surviving this massacre.

Most of those that survived these killings are now having mental problems and are traumatized, because of what they experienced and saw.
During the Rwandan 1994 genocide, very many buildings were destroyed and burnt, including hospitals, schools, churches, roads and business centers.



In the genocide, very many children were capable of surviving, because of their age, or because they were lucky.

Most of these children lost their parents, families and relatives in this genocide, now Rwanda is having a very big number of orphans that live in orphanages.

These children meet a lot of problems in their lives, and mostly are never happy.

Some other children are living alone and are responsible for their younger sisters and brothers.

Most of these children saw how their parents were killed as well as their relatives, and some have been traumatized by those scenes.


A big number of these orphans are incapable of getting school fees for their education, and at the same time, they are in charge of taking care of their sisters or brothers.
They have a lot of difficulties in their education, because school is expensive in Rwanda according to our living standard.

In most of the schools in Rwanda, school fees are almost 200 dollars a year, which is a lot of money in Rwanda.
These children, at the same time don’t have personal skills to help them get chance of getting money and help themselves as well as their families. This makes them live a very poor life and in very poor conditions.

Due to the terrible scenes these children saw and experienced, they have trauma, and never have fun, and are always sad.

Some of these children had rich families before the genocide, but now are living in a very poor life. This disturbs them a lot in their lives, because now they can’t get what they normally used to get.

Some of them say, “IF DADDY AND MUMMY WERE THERE.”


Very many women lost their husbands in the genocide and the liberation war.

Most of these women were not well educated and are having many children, this makes life very hard.

It is not easy for them to get school fees for these children, and as well feed, and get them clothes, or rent a house.

This is as well one of the great effects of the Rwandan genocide.


In the Rwandan genocide, the interahamwe militias used to Rape women and young girls.

Most of these interahamwe were aids victims, and all the women and young girls that were raped are now also having.

Some of these young girls and women got pregnant, and the young children that were born are also suffering from aids, and their mothers are also incapable of educate them, and they live a very poor life.


During the genocide and the liberation war, a lot of houses were destroyed including schools, hospitals, roads, homes, business centers and other very important buildings.

This as well is disturbing the country in it’s development.


After the above problems listed, many people are suffering.

Children can’t get school fees, clothes, medication, food, and were to live.

People live in very poor conditions.

Most of the things in Rwanda are expensive, including treatment, school fees, transport, rent, and food.
This makes life hard for people in Rwanda.


Very many people in Rwanda are having mental problems and are traumatized.

This disturbs them in their lives and education.