Rwanda: An Agenda for International Action

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This accessible book investigates the background to the genocide and refugee crisis which devastated Rwanda in 1994. There are crucial lessons to be learned from the catastrophe. For Rwanda and the whole region, the priorities now are to tackle poverty and promote peace. For the international community, which intervened too late to prevent the tragedy, the challenge is to ensure that it is never repeated. This book argues for radical reform and proper funding of the UN's peacekeeping and emergency capacities, and...
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This accessible book investigates the background to the genocide and refugee crisis which devastated Rwanda in 1994. There are crucial lessons to be learned from the catastrophe. For Rwanda and the whole region, the priorities now are to tackle poverty and promote peace. For the international community, which intervened too late to prevent the tragedy, the challenge is to ensure that it is never repeated. This book argues for radical reform and proper funding of the UN's peacekeeping and emergency capacities, and presents specific recommendations for action.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780855982997
  • Publisher: Oxfam Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/1994
  • Series: Oxfam Insight Series
  • Pages: 64

Table of Contents

Foreword 2
Summary 4
Rwanda and Burundi before Independence 7
Rwanda since Independence 11
The Rwandese diaspora 14
Burundi since Independence 18
1990: the first RPF invasion 21
Abuses of human rights 25
Arming the Rwandese regime 27
The Arusha Accords 29
The UN reviews its role 31
The killings escalate 32
The UN response 35
The massacres 37
Refugee crises in Tanzania and Burundi 39
The case for a new UN force 41
The French intervention 45
The refugee crisis in Zaire 47
Prospects for the future 53
Lessons from the international response 56
Recommendations 62
Appendix: Oxfam's programme in the Great Lakes region 67
Acknowledgements 68
Notes 69
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