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Past Due: Remove the FDLR from Eastern Congo – ENOUGH

05 Jun

NEW REPORT AND ACTION ITEMS: ENOUGH

Past Due: Remove the FDLR from Eastern Congo

Urgent Action Needed!

Contact your Senators to tell them that you support the Conflict Coltan and Cassiterite Act which requires greater accountability and transparency in U.S. importation of potential conflict minerals from the DR Congo, which profit the FDLR and other armed groups. Learn more and take action here

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Urge your Representative to condemn the scourge of sexual violence against women and girls in DR Congo perpetrated by the FDLR and other armed groups by cosponsoring House Resolution 1227, “Condemning Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” Learn more and take action here

New Report: The most urgent issue facing eastern Congo is the destabilizing and threatening presence, more than 14 years after the slaughter of nearly 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in the 1994 Rwanda genocide, of Rwandan armed groups. These groups–namely the Forces Democratiques de Liberation du Rwanda, or FDLR, and their many offshoots–have been responsible for terrible atrocities in eastern Congo, including widespread and systematic sexual violence. In ENOUGH’s latest report, “Past Due: Remove the FDLR from Eastern Congo,” Field Researcher Rebecca Feeley and Policy Advisor Colin Thomas-Jensen provide background and make recommendations to dismantle the FDLR from the inside out by incentivizing defections, severing lines of support, and preparing for possible military action. “Absent an international action plan to finally remove this scourge,” says Feeley, eastern Congo will continue to suffer.”

Read the report [here]

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