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La Croix-Rouge auprès des orphelins du génocide

Ce 7 avril 2014, le Rwanda et la communauté internationale se recueille et se souvient. Il y a 20 ans, débutait le génocide. Pendant 100 jours, les Rwandais vont vivre l’horreur: 800.000 Rwandais massacrés, des milliers de femmes victimes de violences sexuelles, plus d’un million d’orphelins. Aujourd’hui, bien qu’unis dans leurs efforts pour maintenir une paix durement gagnée, les Rwandais restent meurtris par les atrocités vécues. Les blessures, physiques et psychologiques, d’il y a 20 ans guérissent lentement. C’est tout un pays qui se relève.

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Les enfants des viols, victimes oubliées du génocide rwandais

04/08/2014 06:13 GMT

Par Stéphanie AGLIETTI

KIGALI, 8 avril 2014 (AFP) - "Je dis que je n'ai pas de père"... Quand on l'interroge sur son géniteur, David, 19 ans, préfère cacher qu'il est l'un des milliers d'enfants nés d'un viol commis durant le génocide de 1994 au Rwanda.

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Le CICR au Rwanda

Le CICR maintient une présence permanente au Rwanda depuis 1990. Il travaille en collaboration avec les autorités nationales pour améliorer les conditions de détention des personnes privées de liberté, s’emploie à faire mieux connaître le droit international humanitaire et à encourager son intégration dans la législation nationale, coopère avec la Croix-Rouge rwandaise pour rétablir les liens familiaux et réunir des enfants avec leur famille, et aide la Société nationale à renforcer et améliorer sa capacité à faire face aux situations d’urgence.

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“Remember the past but more importantly invest in Rwanda’s future – the country’s children and young people”

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ActionAid

ActionAid on the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide

Kigali, Rwanda: As the world pauses to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the genocide of against the Tutsis, ActionAid Rwanda points out that while it is important not to forget the appalling atrocities committed 20 years ago, it is equally important for the Rwandan government to look to the future by investing in its children and young people.

Rwanda has a very young population. The average age is 19 and two-thirds of Rwandans are under 25. ActionAid country director, Josephine Uwamariya said:

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Polaroid archive a documentation of country’s lost children

by Katie Bilboa

We recently re-opened an incredible archive at our office in Kigali, Rwanda.

Our team unearthed thousands of Polaroid images, documenting children whose lives – in 1994 – were changed forever.

The photographs – a faded moment in time, some damaged by weather and age – and the hand-written notes which accompany them are not just documentation of a generation ravaged by a bloody and brutal genocide.

They also played a vital part in the healing process, which saw families brought back together in the months and years following the conflict.

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Children born of rape: forgotten victims of Rwanda's genocide

04/05/2014 03:58 GMT

by Stephanie Aglietti

KIGALI, April 5, 2014 (AFP) - When David, a 19-year-old Rwandan, is asked about his parents, he prefers to conceal being one of thousands of children born from a rape during the 1994 genocide.

"I say I don't have a father," he explained.

It is impossible to say exactly how many women were raped during the genocide -- the majority of them were subsequently killed and many survivors prefer not to talk about it.

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Rwandan Genocide: Repairing Hope

During 100 horrifying days in 1994, approximately 800,000 Tutsi people were systematically killed in what is now known as the Rwandan Genocide. The massacre left many surviving children, such as 6-year-old Liberatha Ingabrire, as the heads of their families.

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Nutrition Education Nourishes Lives in Rural Rwanda

Community nutrition groups provide education and training to fight malnutrition in both adults and children

While Rwandan families are encouraged to prevent malnutrition, most rural communities lack the ingredients and knowledge to prepare a balanced diet. In most cases, they grapple with lack of other basic needs and end up giving little attention to the quality of food they eat.

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Rwanda 20 years after the genocide of the Tutsis

At the beginning of April 2014, Rwanda will commemorate the darkest days of its history: the start of the genocide which left 800,000 people dead. Over a period of three months, men, women and children were tortured, raped and massacred; an incomprehensible wave of violence which shocked the world and which, twenty years later, has left Rwandan society visibly scarred.

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Children join the fight against sexual violence

In Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi, where Handicap International is working to eliminate sexual violence, children with disabilities are three to four times more likely to be victims of violence or sexual abuse. Children have an important role to play in the organisation’s campaign. “I see the terrible consequences of this type of trauma with my own eyes. We can’t just stand idly by and let it happen,” says Marie, a 13 year old Rwandan girl.

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The Cost of Hunger in Rwanda: Social and Economic Impacts of Child Undernutrition in Rwanda - Implications on National Development and Vision 2020

Hunger Costs Rwanda US$820 Million Annually

A groundbreaking new study has revealed that the effects of hunger and undernutrition in Rwanda cost the country US$820 million (504 billion Rwanda francs) annually -- the equivalent of 11.5 percent of its annual GDP.

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Global Communities in Rwanda: USAID Ejo Heza Program Video

Having worked in Rwanda since 2005, Global Communities is currently implementing the USAID Ejo Heza (“brighter future”) program in Rwanda, which aims to improve the livelihoods and food consumption of 75,000 of the country’s very poor, particularly women. This video showcases the work Global Communities has done through the program in the areas of agriculture, health & nutrition, financial services, and literacy. Also covered in the video are the "Be the Change" Volunteers, who are considered the "heart and soul" of USAID Ejo Heza.

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Assistance to survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, particularly orphans, widows and victims of sexual violence - Report of the Secretary-General (A/68/497)

Sixty-eighth session
Agenda item 71
Assistance to survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda,
particularly orphans, widows and victims of sexual violence

Summary

The present report is submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to resolution 66/228. It provides a status report on and an analysis of the current challenges to the delivery of relief and rehabilitation assistance by the United Nations and its partners to survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, in addition to recommendations for appropriate ways to meet those survivors’ remaining needs

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Aide aux survivants du génocide de 1994 au Rwanda, en particulier aux orphelins, aux veuves et aux victimes de violences sexuelles - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/68/497)

Soixante-huitième session Point 71 de l’ordre du jour
Aide aux survivants du génocide de 1994
au Rwanda, en particulier aux orphelins,
aux veuves et aux victimes de violences sexuelles

Résumé

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Rwanda Demobilizes Some Child Soldiers

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Voice of America

Margaret Besheer

KIGALI — Over the past 16 years, Rwanda has demobilized some 3,000 child soldiers. Yet as these efforts continue, the United Nations claims that Kigali has been helping a Congolese rebel group, the M23, recruit children in Rwanda to send to fight in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Le Conseil de sécurité presse le Rwanda d'aider à éliminer les groupes armés

10/07/2013 21:40 GMT

KIGALI, 7 octobre 2013 (AFP) - Une délégation du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies a appelé lundi le Rwanda à participer, avec les autres pays de la région, à l'élimination des groupes armés opérant dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

"Les groupes armés doivent être éliminés et tous les pays de la région doivent faire tout ce qu'ils peuvent pour s'en débarrasser", a déclaré Samantha Power, la représentante des Etats-Unis au Conseil de sécurité, à l'issue d'une rencontre avec le président rwandais Paul Kagame.

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Enfants soldats dans le M23 : Washington annonce des sanctions contre Kigali

Report
Radio Okapi

Les autorités américaines ont annoncé jeudi 3 octobre qu’ils avaient pris des sanctions contre le Rwanda pour des cas de recrutement d’enfants-soldats dans les rangs de la rébellion du Mouvement du 23 mars (M23) dans l’Est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Kigali a toujours démenti le soutien à ces rebelles, dont il est accusé par les Nations unies, Kinshasa et différentes ONG.

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US slaps sanctions on Rwanda over rebel use of child soldiers

10/03/2013 15:03 GMT

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2013 (AFP) - The United States slapped sanctions on Rwanda on Thursday over the use of child soldiers by rebels with alleged ties to the army.

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that the United States was invoking the Child Soldiers Protection Act in sanctioning Rwanda, as Washington seeks to end "any involvement in the recruitment of child soldiers."

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Operational Plan 2011-2015: DFID Rwanda, Updated August 2013

1) Context

By 2020 Rwanda aims to complete its transformation from a poor, post-conflict nation to a thriving, middle income, regional trade and investment hub. But Rwanda’s progress will stall without transformative changes that: create wealth and investment and invigorate the private sector, improve basic services, increase the accountability of the state to its people, and address potential causes of conflict and fragility, especially regional instability.

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HIV Prevention Services for Pregnant Women in Rwanda

Report
The Global Fund

A nurse examines a woman pregnant with her first child. At this clinic in Rwanda, all women are offered HIV counseling and testing during prenatal visits. In the event that a woman tests positive for HIV treatment to prevent transmission of the virus from a mother to her child is available. Throughout the country, more than 170,000 HIV-positive pregnant women received this treatment, which reduces the risk of passing on the HIV virus to a 2% chance, through programs supported by the Global Fund.