And all because you are too scared to call it a Genocide because repercussions could develop. But you the United Nation have the power to change what happens. The Hutus are only killing because no one has a reason to stop them. They are killing neighbors, work partners, even family members are being killed. But why?
As a result, there were mass killings of Tutsis by the Hutus – leading to a massive wave of refugees fleeing Rwanda, mainly taking refuge in Uganda, Tanzania and Zaire. They were denied entry back into Rwanda by the president Juvenal Habyarimana on the grounds that the country was over populated and there were no opportunities for the refugees economically (Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations). Further problems were created in 1988 when the Tutsis formed a rebel army known as the ‘Rwandese Patriotic Front’ in Uganda. Its aims were to “secure repatriation of Rwandans in exile and to reform the Rwandan government, including political power sharing” (Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations). On 1st October 1990 the Rwandese Patriotic Front, with a force power of 7,000, attacked Rwanda.
Tutsi people regard the Hutus who have been released from the Gacaca Courts, despite carrying out the decided punishment, as being “killers”. Thus, from a justice point of view, the reconciliation efforts are unsuccessful. This feeling of betrayal by the justice system also fosters a sense of paranoia in the Tutsi community as they will not know if the Hutu community will strike again. This ultimately affects the peace and healing process in Rwanda as victims cannot forget the crimes committed against
Genocide is among the highest ranking of dramatic catastrophic events that have ever taken place. It is the mass murder of humans usually based on the victims race, religion, or political views. There have been many genocides throughout world history. One such genocide took place in Cambodia during 1975 through 1979. After researching the political party in charge, the large amounts of casualties, and the results of the conflict, it is apparent that the genocide that took place in Cambodia was one of the worst events in human history.
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.
Even injured Tutsi individuals who were in hospitals had been gathered and killed. When found, it was very common for Tutsi victims to “offer their killers money to use bullets rather than machetes” (“Genocide in Rwanda” 237-258). Denise Gordon, reporting for Essence, recalls visiting a Rwandan Catholic Church where 3,000 Tutsi were massacred. Gordon, who at the entrance of the sacred grounds was welcomed by the sight of numerous skulls, “became just as detached as the skulls had become from their former human
Hotel Rwanda directed by Terry George and released in 2004, is one of the films that most accurately depict the reality of the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. This genocide marks one of the most bloody and abrupt in the history of genocides where the Tutsi began slaughtering the Hutu. The story is told through the main character Paul Rusesabagina’s heroic acts as a hotel manager and his dedication to his family and people. The story centers on him and his family sheltering Hutu refugees at the Mille Colline Hotel in Kigali, resisting the Tutsi rebels as they began the massacre of Hutu families almost overnight. The film clearly portrays how and why the genocide began and it is through this that theoretical concepts such as ethnic violence and ethno-political mobilization can be drawn.
I will give you some background information about the Genocide, and why it happened. In the Article, “Business Insider”, the Armenian Genocide happened as an “result of the Ottoman Empire suffering it’s first loss in the First World War”, they state, “the Young Turk government decided to gather up all the Christian Armenian political leaders, and kill them.” The main reason why the Armenian Genocide happened was getting rid of any “Christian political Armenians”, living in the Ottoman Empire. Different articles have stated that there were roughly, “2 million Armenians who lived in the Ottoman Empire at this time”, and when the massacres finally ended almost “1.5 million Turkish Armenian’s were dead.” (History, Armenian
The ones that did not have the sense to escape Bosnia while they could were found and capture. The Serbs even went so far as to take over what was thought to be a safe house to lure in unsuspecting Muslims trying to escape the Serbian wrath. One of the most heartbreaking massacres happened on July 11 1995, when eight thousand Muslim men and boys that had fled to the safe house were captured and killed. Two thousand prisoners of war were killed by the Serbs, and the entire Muslim population of Srebrenica was expelled from their