Rwanda's children struggle to face the futureBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7035.867a (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:867
- Claudia Court
Almost all of the Rwandan children interviewed by an international charity believed that they would die during the genocide which swept their country in 1994. The survey, by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), also found that 95% of the children had witnessed violence and death, often involving members of their family.
The one year baseline survey, which looked at trauma after the Rwandan atrocities, was conducted a year later, in May 1995, among 3030 children aged 8 to 19 years in schools and centres …