Humanitarian Crisis and Genocide Essay

2052 Words Nov 5th, 2013 9 Pages
Humanitarian crises and international politics goes hand in hand. One can cause the other, while the only way to fix the other is to rely on politics. This paper will highlight the cause of genocide, violent massacres and crisis, how to solve them, and key roles politicians and nations must take up wholeheartedly in order to make a difference. Personal and political reconciliation must occur in the parties involved ever want to have a mutual co existence.

Humanitarian Crisis and Reconciliation

To understand the impact of humanitarian crises and how international politics play a role, a common definition of such crises must be understood. In his book “Humanitarian Crises and the International
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By this, he means that humans have violated their own human rights since the beginning of time. But only those instances that are specifically tragic enough and unfathomable at best get international attention. An example of such would be the region of Darfur, where genocide, or ethnic cleansing has been occurring for years, but the recent spotlight from mass media and internet has only recently sparked an outrage worldwide. The question that, to this day, has remained unanswered is simply how we deal with humanitarian crises, like those involving genocide in a away where both personal and political reconciliation can coexist. A great example of how both of these stances play into the reconciliation and justification of cases where genocide is present by examining the enormous outrage sparked by the tenth anniversary of genocidal massacres in the small African town of Rwanda. In 1994, a major political battle ensued. The genocide was started by the death of the Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down.
In Kigali, the largest city of Rwanda, the presidential guard immediately initiated a campaign of vengeance. Leaders of the political opposition were murdered, and almost immediately, the slaughter of Tutsis and moderate Hutus began. This massacre killed roughly 1 million Rwandans. In the end, these people were tortured,

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