International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

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2021 DateApril 7, 2021
2022 DateApril 7, 2022
International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda History

International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda seeks to remember the lives that were lost in the genocide. In 1994, the deaths of the Presidents of Burundi and Rwanda sparked a several month-long retaliatory attack. More than 800,000 lives were lost over this period. Most of the victims were the Tutsi, an ethnic group who made up close to 14% of the country. This day remembers the victims and pledges to prevent future genocides.

International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda was established in 2003 by the UN General Assembly. It is observed annually on April 7th.

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