Rwanda: Childhood in a Hateful Nation
A look at the psychological effects on children of the Rwanda massacres of the 1990s and what the government must do to alleviate these problems.
“The hatred of the 1994 Tutsi genocide touched nearly every child in Rwanda, and its effects are long lasting. Many health problems exist in Rwanda today, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and malnutrition. However, the people of Rwanda, especially the children, are suffering from many mental illnesses, which must be properly treated immediately. If left untreated, the individuals may sink further into stoicism. Therefore, more of the Rwandan authorities must establish more medical centers specializing in psychological disorders.”