Alphonse Luanda Kalyamba

On 12 June 2017, Alphonse Luanda Kalyamba was killed by armed individuals suspected of belonging to national armed forces stationed in Beni, in North Kivu province.

Alphonse Luanda Kalyamba was the Director of the Centre for Unaccompanied Rescued Children And Orphans – Centre d’Encadrement d’Enfants Rescapés non Accompagnés et Orphelins (CERAO), an organisation started in 1991, where he worked on projects focusing on the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of child soldiers and managed a shelter for ex-child soldiers.


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Region:Africa

Country:Congo, Democratic Republic

Department/Province/State:North Kivu

Sex1:Male

Date of Killing:12/06/2017

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Social leader

Organisation:Centre d'enfants Rescapés non Accompagnés et Orphelins (CERAO)

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Human rights movement, Peace Building

More information:Front Line Defenders

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URLs (links) of Interest
International Service for Human Rights
https://www.ishr.ch/news/achpr61-african-commission-examines-rwanda-congo-and-niger
Comité des Observateurs des Droits de l'homme (CODHO)
https://reliefweb.int/report/democratic-republic-congo/rd-congo-l-impact-est-constern-par-l-assassinat-beni-de-alphonse
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
http://www.achpr.org/press/2017/06/d359/
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