Fredrik Wesslau. Photo: EUAM Ukraine
Community-Based Reintegration Support in Eastern DRC
Since the mid-1990s, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been plagued by a nearly unbroken series of interrelated conflicts. Over time, conflicts in eastern DRC have evolved from large-scale interstate wars to predominately local conflict. Ongoing approaches to disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) in the region have not co-evolved to suit the current context of local conflict dynamics.
This FBA Brief explores how new, community-based approaches to DDR in DRC could work to prevent both remobilization of ex-combatants, and initial mobilization into armed groups.