14 Dec 2010
Eminent personalities declare that risk of Christmas LRA Massacres exists, and demand UN action.
On the one year anniversary of a massacre in which 300 people were slaughtered over the course of four days by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Haute Uele province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect issued a Press Release. The prior year, beginning on Christmas day 2008, 620 civilians were massacred over two days in this same region. Patrons of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect warned that there is a real threat of repeat attacks. Romeo Dallaire, Jan Egeland Juan Mendez, and Gareth Evans, warn that in light of ongoing attacks and past precedence there is an imminent threat of massacres of civilians, rapes and abductions in the DRC.