UNITED NATIONS. REMEMBER THE 50 U.N. PERSONNEL KILLED IN RWANDA

 

15 MAY 2014

REMEMBER THE 50 U.N. PERSONNEL KILLED IN RWANDA

While we remember the horrific events that occurred 20 years ago, let us not forget the 50 United Nations personnel that were killed in Rwanda. During April 1994, 39 national staff members lost their lives working for various U.N. programmes and agencies. The following are their names:

Innocent Butera (UNDP); Abdellaraman Gakwavu (UNDP); Cyridion Habhalimana (UNDP); Therese Kabanda (UNDP); Fulgence Kanamugire (UNDP); Angelique Kayijamahe (UNDP); Protais Kayiranga (UNDP); Felix Kayitaba (UNDP); Andre Kayumba (UNDP); Laurent Mbaga (UNDP); Emmanuel Mbanziliza (UNDP); Festus Ndayisaba (UNDP); Florence Ngirumpatse (UNDP); Assiel Nsengimana (UNDP); Aloys Nyabutsitsi (UNDP); Dancilla Rushemeza (UNDP); Emmanuel Turatsinze (UNDP); Francois Gasana (UNHCR); Gaspard Gashagaza (UNHCR); Jean B. Gisa (UNHCR); Odette Mukashefu (UNHCR); Albert Mwigishwa (UNHCR); Janvier Nyakagaragu (UNHCR); Sixte Rugema (UNHCR); Marcel Twagirayezu (UNHCR); Jean D. Gihana (UNICEF); Laurent Kalinganire (UNICEF); Charles Kalisa (UNICEF); Aloys Kayibanda (UNICEF); Jerome Kayitare (UNICEF); Visteur Nshimiyana (UNICEF); Michel Rudaseswa (UNICEF); Theogene Rudasingwa (UNICEF); Longin Rukanika (UNICEF); Jean D. Senyana (UNICEF); Pauline Tuyisenge (UNICEF).

Ten Belgian peacekeepers with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR) lost their lives 20 years ago. Here are their names:

Private Alain Debatty, Corporal Bruno Bassine, Corporal Marc Uyttebroeck, Private Christophe Renwa, Corporal Louis Plescia, Corporal Bruno Meaux, Lieutenant Thierry Lotin, Corporal Stephane Lhoir, 1st Sergeant Yannick Leroy, Corporal Christophe Dupont.

In addition, Damascene Sindikubwabo, a staff member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, was killed in Rwanda on 8 June 1994.