Tuesday, 12 April 2011

UNAMID - Rwandan Flag Flies at Half Mast to Remember Rwandan Genocide

In a memorial event held at UNAMID, Darfur the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 was remembered. The genocide caused the lives of 800,000 Rwandans to be lost in just 3 months.

Rwandan Force Commander Lt Gen Patrick Nyamvumba commented “the genocide has taught us that we should not be complicit to violence, death and destruction by remaining silent or indifferent to human atrocities. […] The presence of Rwandan troops, police officers and civilian staff in Darfur, as part of UNAMID, with all the sacrifices, is an eloquent testimony to the resilience of the Rwandan people to assist bringing peace to other parts of Africa and the world”.

The ceremony include a minute of silence in memory of all the victims. Both the Rwandan Flag and United Nations Flag were lowered to half-mast.

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