Statistics

Statistics

Of all the pages on the SURF website, the one that receives by far the greatest number of visits is the page of statistics on the genocide. The most popular search term on google that brings visitors to the website is “rwanda genocide statistics” and thus I presume that this is mainly students undertaking research into the genocide.

We recently updated and referenced the statistics. As well, through the work of one of dedicated volunteers, Matthew Betts, we undertook the translation of the Rwandan National Institute of Statistics Report on the Census of 1994 Genocide Survivors – which is only available online in French.

Through the report, one begins to realise that numbers can only ever tell so much. It is the survivors and their story which lie behind the statistics that convey a fuller picture, such as Ange:

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