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From June 1992, under international diplomatic pressure, peace negotiations between the exiles of the Rwandan Patriotic Front and the Rwandan government to end the civil war that began in 1990, resulted in a series of agreements signed in July 1992. to August 1993, the Arusha Accords. These agreements began with a ceasefire and a series of political and military arrangements to integrate exiles from the Rwandan diaspora into Rwandan society. At the end of 1993, the UN set up a peacekeeping assistance mission, UNAMIR, to ensure their implementation. The hard opposition to the Arusha Accords, directly linked to Rwandan power, was not integrated into these peace agreements.

The situation did not improve on the ground. The political milestones of the Arusha Accords were delayed and a climate of political attacks and massacres of Tutsi took hold. UNAMIR sent a report on the report requesting authorization for preventive measures and effective equipment. In this climate, the attack of April 6, 1994, unsolved, was an opportunity to trigger the massacre of Hutu democrats in favor of the Arusha agreements, and simultaneously the genocide of Tutsis. Ten Belgian peacekeepers from Minuar were massacred by the Rwandan presidential guard on 7 April 1994. The "resolutions" adopted by the UN Security Council from 21 April 1994 to 22 June 1994 were very controversial and gave rise to that survivors of the genocide, and many commentators, called "abandonment (or cowardice) of the international community".

Only one case of engagement of Amerindian is known, that of EISAN Deborah who participated in the closing of the United Nations base in Rwanda, in Africa in 1995.