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Regarding The Rwandan Genocide Essay

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The country of Rwanda has been through numerous events up until 1994. Unmistakable tension between two ethnic groups, the Hutus and Tutsis, has been building up and at last broke out in acts of Genocide of the Tutsis by the Hutus. The conflict began when the Belgians took over the government of Rwanda during World War I, beginning a period of more direct colonial rule. Both the Germans and the Belgians promoted Tutsi supremacy and Tutsis were placed to take control of Rwanda. Later in 1959, the Rwandan revolution occurred, resulting in Hutus overthrowing the Tutsis government and the anti-Tutsis made Tutsis flee to neighboring countries. In 1990, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) started the ...view middle of the document...

The children are losing their parents and their siblings; becoming a homeless, lost orphan with no one to take care of them. They are driven out of their house, on to the roads where the predators can easily get to them. Relief workers should rescue these children and many other survivors and help them as best as they can.
The US must also send in to doctors with foods and medications to help out the Tutsis and the wounded victims of ruthless attacks. An eleven years old victim named Hamis Kamuhanda reports what he experienced vividly describing the horror that he saw and felt:
I could feel the blood coming from under my right shoulder and I did not know whether I was hit of not. I could not feel any pain then. My mind was occupied with the terror of being hacked to death. Suddenly the door burst open and they came in praising themselves for a good job done. I was closer to the door and they kicked me in my belly. It was paintful, but the though t o f being severed alive with their machetes, made me stay as quite as a mouth.
He also includes how the attackers stabbed his legs to make sure he was dead. An eleven years old boy had to go through a tremendous amount of pain that we cannot even imagine. The victims are probably having difficulty getting the care they need, looking out for themselves and their children from the unannounced attacks. Doctor’s attention and appropriate treatment are essential to victims like Hamis.
If the Hutus do not stop its criminal actions, the US should issue threats. The “Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” adopted by Resolution 260 (III) A of the United Nations...

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