JACQUELINE MUREKATETE VISITS ISRAEL AND RAISES AWARENESS OF DARFUR CRISIS
NEW YORK, July 8, 2007 – Jacqueline Murekatete, 22-year old youth leader and survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, presented her personal testimony at a conference on the Darfur crisis on June 25 at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Organized by the Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy and sponsored by the Pears Foundation, the public event raised awareness about the situation in Darfur, humanitarian assistance provided by Jewish and Israeli organizations to refugees in Chad, and the issues related to the influx of refugees to Israel.
“As a survivor it is difficult to once again see that innocent people are being killed and that the international community is doing very little to end the situation. When I read about Darfur, watch TV and learn about men being killed and women being raped, I am taken back to 1994, when my own country, Rwanda, experienced one of the worst genocides in history,” said Murekatete.