FARG Audit

The Rwandan Auditor General has identified numerous irregularities in the management and delivery of the Government Assistance Fund for Vulnerable Survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi (FARG). FARG was established in 1998 to provide assistance to vulnerable genocide survivors, … Continue Reading »

United Nations

“The international community failed Rwanda, and that must leave us always with a sense of bitter regret and abiding sorrow.  If the international community had acted promptly and with determination, it could have stopped most of the killing.  But the … Continue Reading »

2011 in Review

Each year we publish a formal annual review of our work, but we take this opportunity to flag up some of our highlights of the past year: New projects – Rolling out a new legal project led by a team of interns from AERG … Continue Reading »

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Communication Matters

IBUKA, the umbrella body of survivor’s organisations in Rwanda, published today its first newsletter, which reports news of the 15 members that operate under its umbrella. IBUKA will publish this newsletter at least twice a year, which will set out … Continue Reading »


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 »

Claims and contentions

A number of articles of late have raised awareness of the lack of support that survivors in Rwanda have received, and continue to receive, from international development agencies. In yesterday’s Observer, there is a fascinating profile of the Dutch writer Linda … Continue Reading »


Here in Rwanda, we have been focusing on how we prioritise SURF’s work over the year ahead, in consultation with our partners – survivor’s organisations with which we are currently, or may soon be, working. There are two questions that … 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 »



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 against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The most popular search term on google that … 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 »