AUGUST 2, 2018, RWANDA — Families once displaced during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide now thrive and seek to share their good fortune with refugees, displaced people, and people in need.
World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns says children need someone to stand up for them so they can have a safe and happy childhood like our own children do. This isn’t the work of Superman or Wonder Woman. We’re the superheroes God wants to repurpose.
Twenty-four years after the genocide in Rwanda, children like Julius — a top student in his school — continue to die from poverty and lack of clean water. As Rich Stearns wraps up his tenure as World Vision U.S. president, he is dedicated to ending this needless loss of life in Rwanda and around the world.
Twenty-four years ago in Rwanda, 800,000 people were brutally slaughtered in 100 days. The country still struggles with recovery and reconciliation. UNICEF estimates 95,000 children lost one or both parents during the genocide.