Rwanda Info

Rwanda - “The Land of One Thousand Hills”

  • Smallest country in Africa - Rwanda is the size of Massachusetts
  • Population - 9 million
  • Per capita income - $370.00 USD
  • Borders - Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania & Uganda
  • Percentage of people below poverty line - 60%
  • The Genocide of 1994
  • Over the course of 100 days from April 6 to July 16 2004, an estimated 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis and some moderate Hutus were slaughtered.
  • More than 6 men, women and children were murdered every minute of every hour of every day. This killing was maintained for more than 3 months.
  • Between 250,000 and 500,000 women were raped during the 100 days of genocide. Up to 20,000 children were born to women as a result of rape.
  • More than 67% of women who were raped in the genocide were infected with HIV and AIDS
  • Of those that survived the genocide over half the children stopped their schooling, because of poverty.
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