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