27th Commemoration of 1994 Rwandan Genocide: The world remembers
It has been exactly 27 years since the 1994 Tutsi genocide started in Rwanda. The sad event of this year captioned #Kwibuka27 is commemorated each year by the presidency to remember the victims of the orchestrated mass killings.
The United Nations has labelled today the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, marking a day to recognise the scars of losses.
Today is the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.@PScotlandCSG, Secretary-General of the #Commonwealth, will speak live at an event tomorrow as part of commemorations to mark 27 years since the genocide.https://t.co/MflX8Jpnf9 #Kwibuka27 @RwandaInUK
— The Commonwealth (@commonwealthsec) April 7, 2021
Alongside his wife Jeannette, Rwandan President Paul Kagame lit the flame of hope at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where the remains of 250,000 victims are buried.
It is estimated that close to a million people died in the 1994 genocide, which to this day, remains a painful scar for Rwandan people.
This year, voices from different persons in their respective positions have taken a moment to mourn Rwanda’s loss. From the United Nations to the Arsenal football club along with PSG, it was a unique remembrance to show the importance of life and protecting humanity.
Rwanda experienced one of the most painful chapters in modern human history, but its people have rebuilt from the ashes.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) April 7, 2021
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1994, the Rwandan genocide started.
The massacre lasted 100 days but ended in the death of 500,000 people, rape of over 250,000 women and left many displaced.😔 #Kwibuka27 pic.twitter.com/aIKVCaQ8u8
— Daniel Lutaaya 🇺🇬 (@daniellutaaya) April 7, 2021
Today is @UN Internatl Day of Reflection on 1994 #Rwanda genocide. I can still smell the thousands of freshly killed bodies I saw at first hand & as below witnessing the million person exodus. But best way to commemorate past victims is to prevent new ones today #Tigray #Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/cVsSVpQ9id
— Mukesh Kapila (@mukeshkapila) April 7, 2021
On 7 April 1994, one of the darkest chapters in human history began: The genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Let’s honour those who lost their lives & reflect together with those who survived.
— UNESCO 🏛️ #Education #Sciences #Culture 🇺🇳😷 (@UNESCO) April 7, 2021