Past eventResearch Event

Eastern DRC’s Security Situation: An Examination of Refugee Return and Reintegration of Former Combatants

5 July 2011 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Chatham House, London


Hon. Sabine Muhima Bintu MP (PPRD), President of the Congolese Protestant Women's Group
Monseigneur Bulambo Lembelembe, Provincial Vice-President and Coordinator of Repatriation of Rwandan Refugees Project, l'Eglise du Christ au Congo
Reverend Milenge, National Vice-President of l’Eglise du Christ au Congo
Chair: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP



L’Eglise du Christ au Congo (ECC), a group of 65 Protestant churches in the DRC with approximately 25 million members, has sought to contribute solutions to continuing violent insecurity and grave human rights violations in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Part of this has involved accelerating the voluntary demobilisation and repatriation of exiled Rwandan Hutu armed groups, which are amongst those responsible for various forms of sexual violence, rape and inhumane treatment of Congolese women and girls.

The speakers will explore the promotion of non-military solutions for the demobilisation and repatriation of FDLR Rwandan rebels and the implications for UK and international policy towards the DRC and Great Lakes region.

This is a joint event of Chatham House, Christian Aid and the APPG Great Lakes.

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