The UN-designated Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide, which falls on 7 April, aims to commemorate the death of hundreds of thousands of people who were killed in Rwanda in 1994.

Tutsi and moderate Hutu (who refused to take part in the killings of the Tutsi) were systematically executed by the Hutu majority before the eyes of the international community. It is estimated that between 800,000 and 1 million people, including women and children, were killed in the three months from 6 April to 15 July 1994.

IBTimes UK spoke with Mariam Tumukunde, a survivor who has been living in London since 1995, on how her family was affected by the genocide and what helped her find the strength to continue to live after her loss.