Rwanda: What humanitarians need to remember 25 years on

“ ‘We must do better’ commitments and initiatives have not helped much”

Mururu camp in Rwanda, near the border with Zaire, in August 1994.

by Ben Parker

The 1994 Rwandan genocide led to soul-searching among the diplomatic, human rights, and humanitarian communities. The aid response was found to be poorly coordinated, politically adrift, and focused on the wrong…