Monday, February 13, 2006

Survivors

This posting was sent to me anonymously by a survivor of the Rwandan genocide.

I am 26 and I am a genocide survivor. Sincerely speaking, I have got no words to express the genocide. It is something that can end on a political aspect but for survivors, this crime is everlasting. You are called genocide survivor but actually you are not! You just try to move along with others without any basis just like a shot trying to grow up without roots.

Justice depends on political interests and currently I have not seen any justice done on crimes of genocide.

I just don’t know what kind of reconciliation people talk about if I am to live with perpetrators. Actually it seems that survivors are the one who ought to create reconciliation! There can be no reconciliation without justice.
The very hard stage of genocide is the aftermath…I can only hope to go through that, to live, to work and most of all to protect myself and others against any threat of genocide.

The International Community policy is "No interest, no emergency". They left people dying during the genocide then came back after to clean the bloody place with their nutritional and medical assistance to the injured survivors…

Why should people waste time arguing on either if it is genocide or not in Darfur? Any second wasted results in a waste of lives.


3 Comments:

At 3:47 AM, Blogger NGANGARE Eric said...

This is a very good point and i would like to ask if the international Community only cares about its own interest, "is there anything on earth that worth the value of a human being?"
If the answer is yes, then let me know please.

 
At 5:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an unfortunate member of the international community, I would like to answer that question. I think that to a lot of people the value of a human life is priceless.

However when it comes to getting up to do something to prevent an attrocity, suddenly people take the attitude that the problem is so far away!

So I think we dont really care, unless it affects us. The governments obviously dont care. They just like to make situations worse! Take Iraq for example; what did Bush and Blair honestly think they would achieve? And what happend to Darfur more than 300,000 dead. Its like the way Rwanda was ignored because of Somalia.

We really need organisations like the Aegis Trust to make sure that the International Community does get concerned and involved with real life issues and the issues that really matter.

 
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