Neighbors turned against each other and women were captured and sold as sex slaves. A majority of those dead were Tutsis and a majority of those who instigated the violence were Hutus, the two major ethnic groups in Rwanda. The Rwandan Genocide occurred as a result of years of conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi peoples, ended after
In 1994 in Rwanda, approximately 800,000 men, women, and children were brutally massacred within 100 days. It is estimated that in four months, 1.75 million people, or a quarter of the country 's pre-war population, had either died or fled the country. In Rwanda, they were three ethnic groups formed by the Germans, the Hutu, the Tutsi, and the Twa. The Hutu made up 84 percent of the population, the Tutsi 14 percent, and the Twa only occupied 1 percent. My ethnic conflict is about the Rwanda Genocide that happened in April 1994 in Rwanda.
The Hutu and the Tutsi groups were the people involved in the Rwandan genocide. Hutu’s and Tutsi’s are similar because they speak the same language, they follow the same traditions and they live in the same area. The main difference is that Tutsi people are often taller and thinner than the Hutu people. There were two groups involved in the Rwandan genocide. The outcomes of the Rwandan genocide were horrific.
More than 80 per cent of the growing population is employed in subsistence-level agriculture. Adding to that Rwanda's rising standard of living, steady economic growth, and low incidence of corruption, now you have a country that in many ways is the envy of the African continent. The terms Tutsi and Hutu have vanished from the public discourse, as if the ethnic fault line never even existed, and that may be for the best; time and again we are told that in the new Rwanda there are only Rwandans. Its rapidly modernizing capital, Kigali, is one of the jewel cities of
Although more groups of soldiers were sent in to Rwanda it was not fast enough. The UN and the OAU were both pushing for more needed equipment but supplies did not come quick enough (Rwanda,2006).”The aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide was very despicable. The effect that the genocide posed on the people of Rwanda is immeasurable.The people were tortured and terrorized as they saw those they love die and feared the loss of their own life. “It is estimated that nearly 100,000 children were orphaned, abducted or abandoned. Twenty-six percent of the Rwandan population still suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder today (Enough
Tens of thousands died from malaria, starvation, and mass murder by the military. 2) Genocidal aid In the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the work of humanitarian aid workers prolonged the ethnic cleansing of the Tutsi [toot-see] people, by providing protection to the Hutu [hoo-too] killers. When a military campaign eventually ended the genocide, 2 million Hutus - including those that committed genocide - fled across the Rwandan border into the neighboring country, then known as Zaire. Huge refugee camps were assembled in Zaire, which quickly became militarized by Hutu extremists. The Hutus commenced a second campaign of ethnic extermination, which led to another outbreak of war and the death of tens of thousands of refugees.
These people became internally displaced persons in their own country as a result of the violence. Many fled their homes after their homes were destroyed, their loved ones killed and their property destroyed or looted. After the 1994, Rwandan genocide, thousand of Tutsis and moderate Hutus fled Rwanda and sought refuge in the neighboring countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Tanzania. Victims of forced migration take long before they gain the confidence of going back to their home countries even after their countries have
The most infamous one taking place in the country of Rwanda. In 1990 civil war broke out between the tribes Hutu which was the majority and the Tutsi which were in the minority. Rwandan exiles established a group called the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and started to fight against the Rwandan government. The government of Rwanda named all Tutsi accomplices of the RPF and any Hutu that were in rival political parties. This set the stage for hostilities to erupt when the President of Rwanda Juvenal Habyarimana plane was shot down flying home from peace talks that had took place in
An example of this is in Rwanda, a formerly Dutch ruled nation in East Africa, where the Dutch favored one group of people over the other, leading to a great inequality of abundance. The Tutsi people, who were supported by Belgium, and the Hutu, who lacked many significant needs, often went head to head because of the eliteness that the Dutch had instituted over the Tutsis. Because of this, the Hutu eventually led a massive uprising and genocide against the Tutsi people. This instance not only represents a consequences of long-standing relationships and favoritism toward a particular group, but also shows the effects of heavy control on the nation itself, a country’s selfish needs often going before those of the