The UN Security Council’s mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo has come to an end. They concluded their visit yesterday with a trip to the Bushagara camp for displaced people, located near Goma in the eastern part of the country.
During their visit, the envoys aimed to understand the impact of the UN’s work and assess the living conditions of the displaced people. One of the displaced people described the living conditions as difficult, and most of them expressed their desire to return home.
According to Nicolas de Rivière, France’s representative to the Security Council, the absence of a political settlement creates a security crisis, and the political crisis, in turn, creates a humanitarian crisis.
The Lucha, a Congolese citizen movement, believes that to end the crisis with the M23, the Congolese authorities must take internal action, even if it requires UN support.
Here is the view of Steward Mouindo, an activist and a member of Lucha in Beni.