Countless thousands of children were slaughtered during the 1994 Tutsi genocide. Proof of the carnage was everywhere throughout the country in the months after the killing. On a path winding up a hillside in Nyakizu in Butare province, a small red sweater lay discarded. Inside was the ribcage of an infant.
When children went back to school at Kaduha in Gikongoro province, the bones of other children still lay strewn about the schoolyard in which they played. Of the bodies exhumed by Physicians for Human Rights at a mass grave in Kibuye province, some 44 percent were of children under the age of fifteen and 31 percent were under ten. Most had been killed by machete; fewer than 1 percent, the more fortunate, had been killed by gunfire. Among the victims treated by physicians in western Rwanda, some 30 percent were children and most had been injured by machete.
( extract from a human rights watch report 2003)
Below is a picture gallery of few of the children, that were killed, they represent thousands of other children, the babies my nation, the future that we lost.
“Rest on, darlings, rest on babies of my nation”
i have created a widget for anyone who wants to light a candle for my country and here is how to upload it to your blog .
Go to my sites –>customise–>widgets–>text–> title ( write Remember with Rwanda)–——>content copy paste the code in the brackets ( <img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-896″ src=”https://hushhspeaksoflty.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/candle-1-gt-gt.jpg” alt=”candle (1) gt GT” width=”1619″ height=”1005″ /> )
Then save and publish.
let me know if you have any trouble doing so!