By: Caitlin Foltz
A Little Of Rwandas Background Information
-There are two politically religious groups in Rwanda; the Hutu and the Tutsi, who fought for power in 1959.
-Rwanda is known for its dancing, coffee, beautiful landscapes, and their mountain gorillas.
-It has become one of the most promising, Less Developed Countries (LDC) in the world.
The Rwanda Genocide
What Caused The Genocide?
Effects Of The Genocide
-Many Tutsi had to leave the country and leave most of their properties.
-Most that survived now have mental issues and experience trauma.
-Two million Hutu fled the country to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most were the ones who committed or led the killings.
-Many buildings, schools, homes, hospitals, churches, and roads were destroyed.
-Many of the children became orphans, due to the killings of their parents.
-Children have difficulty in their education.
-Many people were left poor.
Solutions to the Genocide / My Thoughts
Overall after researching this genocide, I feel that a terrible thing was done to the Rwandan people, and I hope it never happens again. I hope that by making this Smore, more people will become aware of the horrible affects of genocide, and will help to make sure it never happens again.
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