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Demobilization of Rwandan children

 …The Rwandan army and the DRC have been engaged in joint operations against the FDLR in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the past two months.  

In the past five weeks, hundreds of children have been rescued from the fighting in this region, says the UN.

Refugees have been pouring into Uganda and Rwanda.  Says IRIN:  “5,000 Rwandans, mainly civilians, had been repatriated from eastern Congo since January” and “7,364 refugees have “entered Uganda from North Kivu.”  Others are returning to their homes in Congo.  Jean Sayinzoga, chairman of the Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission says of the refugees:

…Adults were separated from former child soldiers and both groups counseled, given skills and taught values for a new life.

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