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Rwanda is known for its hilly landscape.
The Rwandan Landscape
Some children who survived the genocide
A blind boy playing his handmade instrument to earn money to eat.
Joseph's mother was killed in the genocide. His father remarried and his step-mother didn't want him. I told the father he had to take care of his son. He said he didn't want him. The couple dumped little Joseph on the ground in front of the hospital like a bag of trash and walked.d away.
Rejected by his father, Joseph came to believe that I was his "papa." I also came to believe he was my son.
Jane and Cary and our entourage. The children were fascinated by us and never left our sides. Notice the handmade wooden scooter.
A child with severe dehydration and malnutrition. Severe dehydration and malnutrition. Clean water with a pinch of salt and sugar saved his life. Food will sustain his life.
I met this boy on the side of the road in Uganda. His deformity makes it hard to walk.
This boy most likely has a condition called Podoconiosis. People who walk barefoot in volcanic mountainous regions step on silica in the ground which causes an inflammatory reaction that leads to the image on the screen. There is no medicine to cure this progressively worsening disease.
One day a child coughed and as seen in this photo a foot-long parasitic worm known as Ascaris came out of her nose. These worms compete for a person's food supply and live in the lungs and intestines which causes abdominal swelling, obstruction and malnutrition. Untreated they can kill their host. Treatment involves only one to three pills. De-worming medicine is given to children after two years of age each six months to ensure children can grow properly during their growing years. Where do the worms come from? The eggs of the worms can be found in soil, food and water. Unhygienic conditions, ignorance, lack of understanding and no access to water all promote parasitic infections.
The entire country was a human killing field. Skulls were often part of the normal Rwandan landscape.
Pieces of skull in someone's garden
Orchestrators of the genocide broadcast over the radio: “Fill the graves! They are only half empty! Kill the children. The children...kill them.” Friends, family members, neighbors and strangers suddenly went wild and with machetes in hand started butchering Tutsi’s, moderate Hutus and Twa. Thousands fled to the churches expecting help and protection. When they arrived, however, they were hacked to death in the converted slaughterhouse, often under the direction of the priests.
A closer look at man's capacity to kill and the hazards of hate.