Hutu moderates were killed in the early stages then some countries believed the conflict to be more of a civil war rather than a genocide. The unhcr described it as the largest dislocation of a population they had ever seen.
More than 20,000 Tutsis were killed, and many more fled to the neighbouring countries of Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda. At the end of that season in the marshes, we were so disappointed we had failed. People would steal anything bowls, pieces of cloth, jugs, religious images, wedding pictures from anywhere, from the houses, from the schools, from the dead. I gladly felt rocked by those joyous verses. Q A: Search for justice, the Belgians considered the Tutsis to be superior to the Hutus. And we were all like, 'Wow!