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12 Dec 2012 description

The Enough Project and a coalition of international NGOs call on President Obama to lead the response on the crisis in eastern Congo and to appoint a special Presidential Envoy to support peace efforts in the region.

Dear Mr. President:

05 Feb 1997 description

A lot of attention in Washington these days is focussed on Zaire and the present crisis in the Great Lakes Region. There as been a proliferation of meetings but unfortunately the meetings, instead of bringing clarity to the situation, have highlighted its complexity.

02 Jan 1997 description

The personnel of the Catholic Institutes working in the region of ISIRO is well and ready to be evacuated. In Kinshasa the embassies of Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany and Canada are working for their rescue. The main stumbling-block is the presence at Isiro's airport of a large number of disbanded Zairese soldiers who are awaiting for their chance to abandon the town. Any aircraft landing at Isire would certainly be commandeered by them. The unsafe roads and the slow means of communications add further complications.

30 Dec 1996 description

The Zairan army posted in the eastern regions of the country is in retreat, pressed by the armies of Uganda and of the Banyamulenge. The disbanded troops are on the rampage and commandeer vehicles, petrol and food upplies to help their flight. So far no human casualties have been reported. But women are in continuous risk of being raped.

04 Dec 1996 description

JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION NATIONAL CATHOLIC SECRETARIAT
Box 3869 Ashmun Street, Monrovia

08 Jul 1996 description

by the Africa Faith and Justice Network

08 Jul 1996 description

Washington, DC - Monrovia in the last few weeks has faced what is now known as a "semblance of peace." But war-wearied Liberians want more than a semblance of peace, they want the real thing: lasting and durable peace, an opportunity to put their lives back together.

08 Jul 1996 description

Washington, DC - Because the crisis in Burundi has not degenerated into a full scale massacre such as that in Rwanda in 1994, the gravity of the present crisis has perhaps not yet fully penetrated our minds. With an estimated 100 people dying per week, tens of thousands of refugees still fleeing to Zaire and Tanzania, thousands more displaced from their homes within Burundi, the situation is comparable to an all- out, if undeclared, war.