Independent armed groups continue to cause grave suffering in eastern Congo. In the latest Mennonite World Review, Patricia Kisare writes about the current conflict and how it is influenced by U.S. public policy.
Mennonite Central Committee advocates for programs that encourage armed groups to disarm and be reintegrated into the mainstream society. In Congo, MCC supports a program of the Church of Christ in Congo, which helps FDLR members to do just that. Despite their effectiveness, such programs receive little funding, compared to the money available for military operations.
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