28 Oct 2011
Joint Press Release: DR Congo: As Electoral Campaign Starts, Congolese and International NGOs Call for Urgent Measures to Prevent Escalating Violence

One month ahead of historic presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, scheduled for November 28 2011, 41 humanitarian and human rights organizations have expressed concern about the high political tension and deteriorating security situation. They have called upon all Congolese and international actors involved to take urgent measures to prevent electoral violence, better protect civilians and ensure credible, free and fair elections.