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Video January 24, 2019

In Rwanda, Ex-Combatants Acquire New Skills and Hold Jobs

Former combatants who have been away from their communities for many years can face great difficulties when making the transition from conflict to peace. In Rwanda, ex-combatants often returning from the DRC must overcome their own fears and the communities’ mistrust in their bid to rejoin civilian life. To facilitate their reintegration and help them start a new life, the Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission provides these ex-combatants with socio-economic support in the form of small grants, formal education, skills training, and national reconciliation and unity activities. This is the third in a series of videos about former combatants in Rwanda.