All About It
Rwandan Genocide (April, 1994 to June, 1994)
The Rwandan Genocide started in April of 1994. The genocide was a result of the group known as Tutsis coming to power even though they weren’t native or the majority. Under the Tutsis rule, the Hutus were treated very poorly. They were forced to carry around identification cards. After the creation of the Party for the Emancipation of the Hutus was created in 1959, Tutsis were no longer in power. The Hutus were still angry however so they began to kill Tutsis. 800,000 Tutsis were killed between April 1994 to June 1994. The genocide ended when the RPF took over Kigali, Rwanda and called for a ceasefire
Syrian Crisis (2011 to now)
The crisis in Syria started in 2011, when the their president Bashar al-Assad crushing on peaceful protests throughout the country. He used brutal weapons on them such as tanks, attack helicopters. Also, he used torture and even killed innocent children. That caused rebel groups to maintain weapons and fight back. The attacks between the Syrian government and the rebel groups then started the ongoing civil war. On August 21 of 2013, the syrian government used chemical warfare against innocent people. It killed everyone from children, to pets. Also, an estimated 1,400 people were dead because of the attacks. Currently about 200,000 people have died from the civil war and all of the events.
Ways to Stop Genocide
Ways that you could end genocide are...
- We could separate all enemies from each other and send letter to the groups and talk about the other group.
- We could show them videos of other genocides and arguing and how wrong it is.
- Spread the word and educate the youth. We could spread fliers.We could hold a peace event.
- Or if all fails we can make them all move.