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In 1994, between 500,000 and one million Rwandans were massacred in a genocide when the Hutu extremist-led government launched a plan to wipe out the country’s entire Tutsi minority and any others who opposed their policies. Learn more about what happened and what the international community could have done to prevent it.

  • Learn more about the history of the Rwandan genocide.

  • Hear from individuals who experienced or witnessed the violence in Rwanda and its repercussions firsthand.

  • “We have a moral obligation to ensure that we do not repeat past mistakes and do today for communities at risk what was not done for Rwandans in 1994 or Jews during the Holocaust.”

  • Our quantitative assessment, from the Early Warning Project, estimates the risk of a new mass killing in Rwanda.

  • This film focuses on Damas Gisimba, director of a small orphanage in Rwanda that was besieged by militias during the 1994 genocide.