Republic of Rwanda

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Republic of Rwanda


In April of 1994 in Rwanda, violence between the majority Hutus and minority Tutsis resulted in genocide. This genocide was sparked by the death of Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu. On April 6, 1994, President Habyarimana’s airplane was shot down above the Kigali airport. Between April and July 1994, Hutus killed an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and some moderate Hutus. The Tutsi Rwandese Patriotic Front or RPF launched a major offensive in response to these killings. After the RPF offensive, approximately two million refugees fled Rwanda into neighboring countries. Disease, starvation and violence plagued these overcrowded and ill-equipped refugee camps. The response of the Clinton Administration was to provide humanitarian assistance, stabilize the region politically, restore order in Rwanda, and allow refugees to return to their homeland. This collection consists of FOIA collections concerning the Clinton Administration’s response to the violence in Rwanda. This collection consists of records from the National Security Council, and advisor Sandy Berger. The collection consists of National Security Staff Nancy Soderberg, Susan Rice, Jennifer Ward, and MacArthur Deshazer. 
View collections related to Rwanda: 
2006-0186-F: Jennifer Ward - Rwanda
2006-0192-F: MacArthur DeShazer - Rwanda 
2006-0218-F: Donald Steinberg - Rwanda 
2006-0230-F: Susan Rice - Rwanda 
2006-0235-F: Richard Clarke - Rwanda 
2006-0238-F: Nancy Soderberg - Rwanda 
2006-0296-F: Sandy Berger - Rwanda 
2006-0312-F: Anthony Lake - Rwanda 
2006-0646-F: Rwanda


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