Posted: December 9, 2022
Written by: Genocide Survivors Foundation
In marking the UN’s International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, Genocide Survivors Found joined other organizations of survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda to call for an urgent intervention to stop the ongoing persecution and killing of members of the Tutsi ethnic group and other Kinyarwanda-speaking people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). GSF publicly added its voice to this urgent call on the annually-noted day of commemoration and dignity, December 9th.
For several months, there has been an alarming increase in the level of hate speech and incitement to kill against the Tutsi population and Kinyarwanda-speaking people in the DRC. This has lead to the persecution and massacre of innocent human beings. It has displaced survivors across the region, practically of whom are in need of immediate assistance.
Together with other organizations led by survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, GSF reminded the international community of the lessons learned from Rwanda. We called for the international community to do for the Tutsis in the DRC what it did not do for Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994 – protect the Tutsi from hate and the crime of genocide. To learn more, help raise awareness, and call for immediate intervention to save innocent lives in DRC, please click on the button below to read our open letter.Download Letter (PDF) « Back to News + Blog