All of you Mothers who have been or are still bringing lives to our country Rwanda,
No doubt you are aware that the commemoration of the 2016 Mother`s Day takes place when in Eastern part of DRC, many Mothers are in deep suffering and sorrow as a result of ragging wars that recently broke out and destined to decimate all Rwandan Refugees.
Totally destitute and displaced in dense forest, you are heart-brokenly watching your children dying of starvation, malnutrition and disease due to exhaustion, lack of proper food and medication.
Mothers and children are also dying killed by warring parties.
Mothers and Girls are defenselessly subject to repetitive rape. Recently in April 2016 alone, in Kodjo Village, settlement of Bwito, the FARDC and RDF troops have raped 20 women and one of them was admitted in Rutshuru Hospital. Elsewhere in neighboring Hospital of BIRAMBIZO Parish, Location of BUKOMBO the medical personnel witnessed an abortion caused by a FARDC soldier beating a pregnant woman! In Kanyatsi village, location of KISIMBI, KATOBO settlement, numerous and horrible killings of young children that happened should be strongly condemned.
I simply conclude this message in tears and broken heart, as I watched the pictures taken on scene of the tragedy I told you above.
Happy Mother`s Day to all of you Mothers, including those afflicted by the pain of wars. I say to you: “Be courageous. God will not let your suffering endure forever”.