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‘Genocide is still happening’ warns Rwandan survivor

A survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide warned that around the world genocides continue to take place, highlighting the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar and calling it a “shame on the world’s conscience”.

“I myself saw the first signs of genocide in Rwanda when I was five years old,” said Yolande Mukagasana, who lost her entire family in the Rwanda genocide. “Because I was a Tutsi, I was called a snake and a cockroach.”

“Now I am 65 years old and I still see genocide happening. It makes me furious. It shames us all.”

Speaking at the launch of her book “Not My Time To Die” in London last week, Mukagasana said she feels “so disappointed”.

“How can the world still allow people to hate others for their differences?”.

“The UN and other great powers have tools to protect humanity, but they have failed us. How many times must I hear the words ‘never again?’”

See more from Reuters here.