Hamada Elrasam
Visual Storyteller

Hundreds of orphans from the 1994 Rwandan genocide still struggle in Kigali’s slums, often working as drug dealers or sex workers to stay alive. In the city’s Giporoso district, where hundreds of “sons and daughters of the genocide” reside, I captured the ravages of poverty, displacement, HIV, and other deeply-rooted and inescapable effects born of the massacres that orphaned them.

Photo essay for Voice of America: https://www.voanews.com/a/sons-and-daughters-of-the-rwandan-genocide/1886581.html

Photo essay for Mada Masr: http://panorama.madamasr.com/2014/the-continuing-effects-of-the-rawanda-genocide-by-hamada-elrasam/

Photo essay for Truthout: https://truthout.org/articles/living-and-dying-after-rwanda-s-1994-genocide/

Video report for TV2 Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG7sLbAPKYY&feature=youtu.be

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