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asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th June, 2020

What is Romeo Dallaire known for?

Widely known for having served as Force Commander of UNAMIR, the United Nations peacekeeping force for Rwanda between 1993 and 1994. Dallaire tried desperately to stop the genocide that was being waged by Hutu extremists against Tutsis and Hutu moderates. Romeo Dallaire was born in Denekamp, Netherlands in 1946 .

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Also asked, what makes General Romeo Dallaire a hero?

Dallaire's strength, perseverance, and dedication is not just admirable, but necessary in shaping a constructive global conversation on genocide prevention.

where does Romeo Dallaire live? The family lived in Montreal during Dallaire's childhood. He enrolled in the Canadian Army in 1963, as a cadet at Le Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean. In 1970 he graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned into The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery.

Likewise, what happened Romeo Dallaire?

Roméo Dallaire led the UN forces in Rwanda, and his warnings to the world about the violence fell on deaf ears. Within 100 days in 1994, supporters of the Hutu-majority government killed about 800,000 people, and Dallaire returned to Canada with PTSD and psychological scars he bears to this day.

How many lives did Romeo Dallaire save?

Diagne was killed at the end of May 1994 when a Rwandan Patriotic Front mortar bomb hit his vehicle. Dallaire figures that upward of 20,000 people were saved by having the UN force guard buildings housing groups of refugees.

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