Banyamulenge civilians besieged and under attack in Minembwe, Bijombo and Mikenge in South Kivu.
Special protection is now needed to save lives of these civilians. Under constant attack from several armed forces, including the national army, it seems MONUSCO UN forces are currently unable to protect the Banyamulenge from these killings. This situation has been the subject of a Genocide Warning, on the Genocide Watch website. A demand for urgent intervention for protection of the Banyamulenge community was communicated to the UN Secretary General (27th April 2020). Since 27 April the situation has become even more critical. Action is needed NOW.
This present call comes from members of the Banyamulenge Congolese community, including those in the diaspora and across the DRC and Great Lakes region, as well as their friends, and all who yearn for peace and justice for ALL civilians in South Kivu and Eastern DRC.
We call urgently on the IRC (International Rescue Committee) for humanitarian relief in Minembwe and other small areas where Banyamulenge are besieged.
We call on the UN Security Council to consider the urgency of protection for this minority.
To sign the petition, click on this link: http://chng.it/ntXY5LVK
For background click on these links: https://www.genocidewatch.com/single-post/2020/07/22/GENOCIDE-EMERGENCY-DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLIC-OF-THE-CONGO-JULY-2020
Rukumbuzi Delphin Ntanyoma
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delphino12
Helen Hintjens, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague
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