Program organizer for the workshop: AVP/South-Kivu Facilitator s committee under the coordination of INITIATIVES POUR LA RECONCILIATION COMMUNAUTAIRE (INIREC asbl organization).
Country: Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC
Date : 21st to 23rd April 2021
Workshop type : Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), Basic level workshop
- Innocent NUNDA WA NUNDA
- NDALE MTEMBWA Madelab
- ASSANI BAHELANYA John
Person Submitting the report : Innocent NUNDA WA NUNDA
Number of perticipants: 20 participants: 7 men, 7 women and 6 young adults
Participants’ description : Burundian Refugees in Lusenda Refugee Camp, members of refugee host community, local leaders, members of civil society, representatives of National Commission for Refugees (CNR)
Venue : Lusenda Burundian Refugee camp in Fizi territory, South Kivu, DRC
Brief description of the workshop Requirement : Since the arrival of Burundian refugees in the territory of Fizi in 2015 and their installation in Lusenda Refugee Camp, there have been conflicts, tension and violence between refugees and the host community. These have arisen out of disputes over cultivable land, destruction of refugees’ fields by goats and pigs belonging to host community , and certain prejudices against characteristics attributed to the refugees by the host community. Conflict has also arisen between refugees and the Organisation of Humanitarian Aid due to delay in the distribution of food and follow up to refugees, and more. Many manifestations of violent conduct by refugees have been observed almost every year in the Camp.