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23 Nov 2012 description

La prise de Goma à l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) par le Mouvement du 23 mars (M23) soutenu par le Rwanda constitue un affront majeur aux règles du droit international et à la plus grande et la plus coûteuse mission de paix des Nations Unies et elle intensifie une crise humanitaire déjà alarmante.

L’implication avérée du Rwanda, membre du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies, dans les opérations militaires d’un groupe rebelle sur le territoire congolais place la communauté internationale devant une situation inédite qui commande de nouvelles stratégies.

23 Nov 2012 description

Montreal

The taking of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the March 23 Movement (M23) is a major affront to international law and to the largest and most expensive United Nations peacekeeping mission in operation. It has intensified an already alarming humanitarian crisis.

The proven involvement of Rwanda, which is a member of the Security Council of the United Nations, in the military operations of a rebel group within Congolese territory places the international community in an uncharted situation that requires new strategies.

22 Mar 2012 description

Montreal

Development and Peace has signed a new five-year (2012-2017) $14.5 million agreement with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

The new agreement will cover seven countries, namely Afghanistan, Cambodia, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Indonesia and the Philippines. Also included was support for the public engagement programs of Development and Peace and its 10,000 members.

21 Mar 2012 description

21 mars 2012
Montréal

Développement et Paix a signé avec l'Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI) une nouvelle entente pour les cinq prochaines années. L'ACDI versera une somme totale 14,5 millions de dollars.

L'entente couvre des programmes dans sept pays. Ce sont l'Afghanistan, le Cambodge, la Colombie, la République démocratique du Congo, Haïti, l'Indonésie et les Philippines. La nouvelle entente appuie aussi le travail d'éducation qu'effectuent Développement et Paix et ses membres.

23 Nov 2011 description

Montreal

Voters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will go to the polls next Monday, November 28.

To ensure that proper voting procedures are followed, the National Conference of Congolese Bishops (CENCO) will be deploying some 30,000 independent observers throughout the country.

At the request of the bishops of the DRC, a delegation from Development and Peace will be joining other observers this week in Katanga Province.

Included in this delegation:

21 Nov 2011 description

Montréal

La population de la République démocratique du Congo ira aux urnes le lundi 28 novembre prochain.

Afin de s’assurer du bon déroulement du scrutin, la Conférence épiscopale nationale du Congo (CENCO) déploie dans tout le pays quelque 30 000 observateurs indépendants.

À la demande des évêques de RDC, une délégation de Développement et Paix se joindra dès cette semaine aux observateurs présents dans la province du Katanga.

Font partie de cette délégation:

18 Nov 2008 description

Les évêques de la République démocratique du Congo lancent un «cri de détresse et de protestation» devant la tragédie humanitaire qui a cours dans l'est et le nord-est de leur pays.

« Un vrai drame humanitaire qui s'apparente à un génocide silencieux se déroule sous les yeux de tous », estiment-ils.

Les évêques réclament aussi un accroissement de l'aide humanitaire en faveur des milliers d'hommes, de femmes et d'enfants actuellement entassés dans des camps.

« Les massacres gratuits et à grande échelle des populations civiles, l'extermination ciblée des …

18 Nov 2008 description

Montreal, November 18, 2008 - The Catholic Bishops of Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have sent out a "cry of distress and protest" about the humanitarian situation in their country, which they have called a "silent genocide". In a declaration, they have asked for emergency relief for the hundreds of thousands of Congolese currently living in displaced persons camps.

"Unprovoked and large-scale massacres of the civilian population, targeted extermination of the youth, systematic rapes as a weapon of war; once more cruelty of exceptional virulence …

06 Nov 2008 description

Montréal, 6 novembre 2008 - De retour de Kinshasa, Serge Blais souhaite que la MONUC, la mission de maintien de la paix de l'ONU en République démocratique du Congo, soit davantage appuyée par le Canada.

« C'est malheureux à dire mais la MONUC est un autre exemple de ces missions de paix qui ne réussissent pas à agir efficacement, en Afrique, lors des conflits », lance le chargé de programmes de Développement et Paix.

« La MONUC est dépassée par les combats qui ont pris de l'ampleur dans l'est du pays et qui atteignent maintenant la ville de Goma, la capitale de la …

06 Nov 2008 description

Montreal, November 6, 2008 - Due to the grim humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE calls on both the Canadian government and the public to take immediate action.

Since 1994, the country has been torn apart by militias fighting for control over its natural resources, notably tin, gold and coltan. A recent resurgence of violence has aggravated the situation.

31 Oct 2008 description

Montreal, October 31, 2008 - Development and Peace calls for the support of the public as it responds to the flare of violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

18 Jul 2006 description

Toronto, July 18, 2006 - DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) are sending a five-member delegation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to observe country-wide elections scheduled there for July 30, 2006.

25 Sep 2003 description

TORONTO / September 25, 2003 -- His Eminence Frédéric Cardinal Etsou, Archbishop of Kinshasa and Primate of the Congolese Catholic Church, will lead a delegation to Canada next week to ask individual Canadians and the Canadian government to assist with the transition process towards democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The group is coming to Canada at the invitation of Most Rev. Jacques Berthelet, C.S.V., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

23 May 2003 description

Toronto, May 23, 2003 - DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is supporting a call from sister NGOs in Canada demanding that the Canadian Government send troops to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to protect innocent civilians threatened by marauding bands of armed thugs.

22 May 2003 description

TORONTO/ May 22, 2003 - The Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE (CCODP) is sending $30,000 to assist peace building efforts among warring factions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

17 May 2002 description

TORONTO / May 17, 2002 -- The Canadian government should urge United Nations and Rwandan officials to do more to end fighting in the Congolese city of Kisangani that claimed at least 30 innocent lives earlier this week on May 14 and 15, 2002.

17 May 2002 description

Montréal, le 17 mai 2002 - Le gouvernement canadien doit demander aux Nations Unies et au gouvernement du Rwanda de tout tenter pour que cessent les affrontements à Kisangani, au Congo, combats qui ont fait plus d'une trentaine de victimes civiles les 14 et 15 mai.

21 Jan 2002 description

Toronto, January 21, 2002 - The Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE sent the following letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham, suggesting how the Canadian Government could best help the victims of last week's volcanic eruption near Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
21 January 2001
Hon. Bill Graham
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Lester B. Pearson Building
Tower 'A', 8th Floor
125 Sussex Drive

21 Jan 2002 description

Toronto, January 21, 2002 - As is always the case with every major disaster world-wide, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE will accept -- and forward - donations to aid the victims of the Goma volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Contributions can be made by phoning ( 1-888-664-DEVP ) or by mailing a cheque to:

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
5633 Sherbrooke St. East
Montréal, Québec
H1N 1A3.

The cheque should be marked "Congo Volcano."

17 Jan 2002 description

MONTRéAL / January 17, 2002 - A Canadian Bishop who returned today from a fact-finding mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) says the country feels it has largely been abandoned by the international community.