DR Congo

France supports demobilization and development in DR Congo

France is allocating one million euros (slightly more than US$ 1 million) to UNDP to quickly start a programme with the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) to demobilize former fighters under last August's peace accord. The initiative will help ex-combatants return to their communities and support local development projects to aid their re-integration. It will also repatriate foreign ex-combatants.