Hard lessons from Rwanda, 25 years on

Hard lessons from Rwanda, 25 years on

Charity is not enough: Ireland must maintain the capacity to intervene in events as terrible as the 1994 Rwandan genocide

The Irish famine killed a million people in a country of eight million; another million emigrated. The Rwandan genocide also killed almost a million people in a country of eight million; in its wake, two million fled. Both holocausts, of comparable scale, defy comprehension. But they reward study.

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