Genocide Facts

  • Throughout the course of 100 days from April 6 to July 16 1994, approximately 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis and some moderate Hutus were massacred in the Rwandan genocide.

    Victims of the genocide lay in large grave sites throughout Rwanda


  • During this period, more than 6 men, women and children were murdered every minute of every hour of every day. This efficiency of killing was maintained for more than 3 months.
  • There are between 300,000 to 400,000 survivors of the genocide.
  • Between 250,000 and 500,000 women were raped during the 100 days of genocide. As a result of this rape, up to 20,000 children were born from these women.
  • More than 67% of women who were raped during the genocide were infected with HIV and AIDS. In many cases, this resulted from a systematic and planned use of rape by HIV+ men as a weapon of genocide.
  • There are 10 times as many widows than widowers – almost 50,000 widows of the genocide.
  • Nearly 100,000 survivors are aged between 14 and 21, of which 60,000 are categorised as very vulnerable.
  • 75,000 of survivors were orphaned as a result of the genocide.

    An orphaned child

  • Due to poverty, over half the children  who survived stopped their schooling.
  • 40,000 survivors are still without shelter, many whose homes were destroyed in the genocide.
  • 7 in 10 survivors earn a monthly income of less than 5000 Rwandan Francs (Equivalent to 8 American Dollars)

29 thoughts on “Genocide Facts

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  2. i really cant believe that this actually happens to so many people and it is a really upsetting subject to learn about in school.

  3. my heart cry for them i only learn about this through a movie called April Rain,God will see them through.

  4. I am very sad on what happend in rwanda…I am a south african but it seems like I was also there…I have been whatching videos and movies on what happend there and I pray for the familys that have lost there loved once…

  5. I think this should be a site where we tell the rwandas that we are praying for them and there families and not talking things like these


  7. I can’t believe that some of you (Maja gens and Vvvv in particular) are so disrespectful when we are so privileged to have a home, a family, and food on the table, even when they don’t! Chew on your words before you spit them out. Thank you to those who treat this sad topic with respect and dignity, despite others’ actions and words.

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  10. Very painful indeed…. The international community shld rise -up n avert such calamity. UN acceptd not doing much t stop d killings. War torn area(Syria,CAR,South Sudan etc) a looming… nip it to board b4 much harm is done.

  11. i am so saddened by this horrendous crime.I pr
    ay God give the victims the courage to move ahead in life and put their past behind them

  12. Its good that people are willing to learn and have such a soft spot for the Rwandans. However the truth is missed on too many occassions. This was not caused by ethinc tensions. Yes, the 2 tribes did not get along but their differences were just a tool to spread the violence to the civil population. It takes weapons, small arms at least to kill so many people in such a short amount of time. Months before hand the Rwanda was flooded with AK’s, Mortars grenades and RPG’s. Guess where the weapns came from?

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