How did the UN help the Rwandan Genocide?

Answer 1

I assume you mean help the Rwandan people before, during and after the Genocide. Not assist in the Genocide.

The Rwandan Genocide was part of the Rwandan Civil War and the UN Mission was there to monitor a cease fire. April 6 1994 The shooting down of the plane with the Presidents of Burundi and Rwanda initiated the Genocide. Early on UN Member countries reduced their commitments after Belgium withdrew its troops and UN troop numbers fell from over 2000 to under 300.

Pretty much all Europeans and westerners left the country except for the small group of UN soldiers. Significantly these countries withdrew only their own citizens. They did not bring out Rwandans employees or associates who perhaps they could have helped.

The UN mission in Rwanda not much more than that capable of making a reasonable defense of their own base. Their commander request assistance repeatedly during the crisis and was refused by his superiors. The recent UN experience in Somalia had made the politicians afraid to intervene. The Security Council authorize a French Mission in June 1994 generally as the genocide was nearing an end.

A limited number of Rwandan people found refuge in the immediate area of the UN base but this was crammed full early on. The film "Hotel Rwanda" is worth watching as a background. The genocide was brought to an end by a Rebel group taking over the entire country by early July 1994.

The UN set an International Criminal Tribunal for try for War Crimes in November 1994.

The Rwandan Mission is generally thought of as a failure. Estimates of up to a million people died.

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Answer 2

During the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, the United Nations (UN) faced significant criticism for its failure to prevent or effectively respond to the violence. The UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, known as the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR), was unable to stop the genocide due to various factors, including inadequate resources, unclear mandates, and political constraints.

UNAMIR, initially deployed to oversee the implementation of the Arusha Accords aimed at ending the Rwandan Civil War, was ill-equipped and understaffed to handle the escalating violence once the genocide began. Despite early warnings of an impending genocide, the mission's mandate was not revised to authorize proactive intervention, and member states were reluctant to provide the necessary military support.

Additionally, the Security Council failed to take decisive action to strengthen UNAMIR or authorize a robust peacekeeping force to intervene in Rwanda. Political divisions among the permanent members of the Security Council further hindered effective decision-making, as some countries were hesitant to intervene in what they perceived as an internal conflict.

Furthermore, the withdrawal of UN troops following the killing of ten Belgian peacekeepers at the onset of the genocide further undermined the credibility and effectiveness of UNAMIR. The evacuation of foreign nationals, including UN personnel, further depleted the mission's presence on the ground, leaving Rwandan civilians vulnerable to widespread violence.

In summary, while the United Nations had a presence in Rwanda during the genocide, its efforts to prevent or halt the violence were largely ineffective due to inadequate resources, unclear mandates, political constraints, and a lack of decisive action by the Security Council. The failure of the international community, including the UN, to respond effectively to the Rwandan Genocide remains a dark chapter in the history of humanitarian intervention.

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