Rwanda

2014 marked 20 years since the Rwanda genocide. CAFOD joined parishes across the country to remember the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children brutally murdered in the 100 days that followed the assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana on 6 April 1994.

In 1994, CAFOD helped lead the response and recovery that followed the genocide, supported by £6 million in donations spontaneously sent in by the Catholic community in England and Wales.

It is estimated that an average of six people were killed every minute of every hour of every day, while the international community failed to intervene.

CAFOD and its supporters will be holding candlelight vigils to honour the victims and survivors of one of the world's worst atrocities, and reflecting on our responsibility as global citizens to ensure that such a tragedy never happens again in Rwanda or anywhere else in the world.

Watch the film above by artist and CAFOD supporter Sasha Langford's which tells one woman's story of how peace is slowly being rebuilt in Rwanda.

Read about Odette Kayirere who set up an organisation called Avega East to help widows of the Rwandan genocide

Download our prayer and intercession for Rwanda

Read about our Psychosocial Support and Community Cohesion Programme in Rwanda

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