In just 100 days in 1994, some 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda.

Canadian General Romeo Dallaire was the overseer of the peacekeeping mission there. He had a small garrison of peacekeepers.

When he requested for more peacekeepers from UN why didn't the UN listen to him?

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    It's a long story: nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB53 – Fizz Sep 1 '18 at 21:31
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    For a more recent take: ushmm.org/m/pdfs/20150403-rwanda-rapporteur-report.pdf – Fizz Sep 1 '18 at 21:39
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    I think France was actually in support of the perpetrators. One of those French affairs in Africa that makes you ashamed of being human. – user1721135 Sep 2 '18 at 8:15
  • It was right after Somalia and the Balkans were just heating up? – o.m. Sep 2 '18 at 11:27
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    @mvr950 If you found a satisfactory answer to your query, then you are encouraged to post your own answer. I look forward to reading it. – Joel Harmon Sep 2 '18 at 13:30

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