The Rwandan Genocide is a war against Tutsis (14% of the population) by Hutus (85% of the population) in the country of Rwanda. The Hutu clan was the most populated clan in Rwanda, and the Tutsis were very uncommon but mostly favoured by the Rwandan government. There is also one other clan that is even more uncommon than the Tutsis, they are called Twan (1% of the population). The Tutsis were technically jealous of the Tutsis because they were more favoured.
The Hutus slaughtered many Tutsis, approximately 800,000 of them, and approximately 30% of Twan died in the process, and that's why we call it a Genocide. The Canadian peacekeeping confederation had sent soldiers to Rwanda while still not letting them do what they needed to do to save the lives of Tutsi people. They wouldn't provide the men and ammunition that they needed.
In the novel 'Shattered' one of the secondary characters named Jacques, is homeless after returning to Canada after seeing the Rwandan Genocide play out out in front of him. Once he had returned he told stories of his experiences to a teenage boy which included the memories of the Hutus stacking the dismembered limbs and dead bodies of the Tutsi people. Once he had returned, he hadn't gotten paid for his participation with the army and had ended up homeless with PTSD and an alcohol addiction.
Many people, mostly, in other countries experience wars and Genocide, which brings them to immigration. Immigration is when a person or a family flees their country in fear of being killed in the process of the war. There have been many other Genocides and wars, and the Rwandan genocide is very rarely remembered in Canada and America. It can affect families and the people around them if they are illegal immigrants.