Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the publication of the SURF Annual Report 2013/14, which presents an overview of our work over the past year. You can download the report by clicking on the cover below: The Annual Report is a summation … Continue Reading »

Family

The 23-year-old with 24 kids: Genocide orphans form their own families By Sally Hayden for CNN, Published 24th April 2014 It’s a sunny April afternoon at the University of Rwanda College of Education in Kigali. Some students huddle in groups … Continue Reading »

Testimony

‘I saw armed gang murder my family’. From: BBC News Magazine. Rwanda is holding a week of official mourning to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s genocide. On 6 April 1994, a plane carrying then-President Juvenal Habyarimana – a … Continue Reading »

Twenty Years On

On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, Survivors Fund (SURF) and survivor-led NGOs in Rwanda see that, despite significant progress in transforming lives and bringing sustainable change for many, support is still critically needed by tens … Continue Reading »

UK kwibuka20

On Wednesday 26th March, SURF Vice-Chair, Alphonsine Kabagabo, spoke at the UK Kwibuka20 Global Conversations commemoration event at the Houses of Parliament. Her full speech is available online here, though we paste below an extract: I speak to you first and … Continue Reading »

Compensation

Rwanda genocide: why the victims are not paid compensation Genocide is an irreparable crime, but financial reparations for survivors would help mend damage done and educate society By Jean Paul Mugiraneza in Nairobi, for Insights on Conflict Published in Guardian Professional, Tuesday … Continue Reading »

Come Together

A group of seven organisations, including Survivors Fund (SURF), representing and supporting survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, has called for increased support to the tens of thousands of vulnerable genocide survivors in Rwanda. The call has … Continue Reading »

Transformation

The Rwandan genocide undeniably represents one of the most appalling events in recent human history, and its legacy will continue to affect the lives of those who survived it, in the years to come. Twenty years after the genocide, Rwanda … Continue Reading »

Reflections

As I embark on my final few weeks at the helm at Survivors Fund (SURF), I reflect on my past five years in post as director. It is has been a remarkable experience. The time has truly flown! That is … Continue Reading »

Research

Survivors Fund (SURF) has facilitated a number of research projects in recent months. In each case, we have worked with the researcher to help frame their research question so that the result is of practical value to us, as well … Continue Reading »