Journey

Kwibuka 22: Women recollect the journey of hope and resilience. By Donah Mbabazi & Sharon Kantengwa, The New Times. Today marks 22 years since over one million Rwandans were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The tragedy has … Continue Reading »

Outrage

The BBC’s recent “Rwanda: The Untold Story” provides a highly imbalanced account of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi, with no challenge to its selection of sources and materials, nor checks on the assertions made. Sadly, it serves to fuel … Continue Reading »

HMD 2013

Survivors Fund (SURF) has supported Holocaust Memorial Day since its inception. The theme for the commemoration this year is Communities Together: Build a Bridge on which SURF Trustee, Apolinaire Kageruka, comments in the HMD campaign pack (featuring photography from SURF Photographer, Andrew … Continue Reading »

April

April is a difficult month for survivors. It marks the anniversary of the genocide, and the beginning of the period of mourning which runs until July. In both Rwanda and the UK, there are a number of commemorations to mark … Continue Reading »

Thank you

Thank you

2009 has been a particularly challenging year for SURF – as it has been for many charities. We are fortunate to have a number of committed donors that have enabled us to not only sustain, but in some cases even … Continue Reading »

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 … Continue Reading »

The challenge of communications

The challenge of communications

The arrest of Idelphonse Nizeyimana, a leading genocidaire, accused of killing thousands of Tutsis in the 1994 genocide – including Queen Rosalie Gicanda – was announced today. Survivors Fund is often asked to comment on such news stories, which presents … Continue Reading »

A Visit to Rwanda

A Visit to Rwanda

The past 3 weeks in Rwanda have been a happy time, and a sad time. Attending the graduation of the 12 students SURF has sponsored through UNILAK was a happy time. Attending the funeral of the parents of our Co-Chair, … Continue Reading »

SURF on the BBC

SURF’s BBC Radio 4 Charity of the Week Appeal was broadcast this Sunday. For those that missed it, there is another chance to hear the broadcast on Thursday 18th June at 3:27pm or to listen below: SURF on BBC Radio … Continue Reading »

Rwanda 15 Years On

Yesterday marked the 15th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, with events staged worldwide to remember the one million victims , and the four hundred thousand survivors, of the genocide. SURF helped organise a commemoration at the United Nations in New York … Continue Reading »