A National Gathering of the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders
The human cost of Operation Kimia II—the ongoing joint offensive by the Congolese army and United Nations peacekeepers against Rwandan rebels in eastern Congo—outweighs its benefits. To prevent this crisis from deteriorating further, and to ensure that those military gains that have been achieved can be secured, the Congolese government should suspend new offensive operations and work vigorously with the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, or MONUC, and international donors to put in place a more effective counterinsurgency approach.
- Suspend offensive military operations and reinforce Kimia II’s gains.
- Work with MONUC and international donors to develop and properly resource a more effective counterinsurgency approach to the FDLR.