Work of a Local NGO VETO, in Contrast with the International Organisations in the Eastern Congo


  • Péter Gergő Juhász
  • Csaba Szeremley



Africa, Deradicalisation, DR Congo, VANCET, VETO


The history of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been one of long, unpeaceful turmoil. Even before the establishment of the state, there has been continuous fighting for decades, displacing and killing millions of inhabitants across this land in Central Africa. Evidence suggests that noneof the peacekeeping efforts could make valuable, long-lasting contributions while generations after generations grew up in a hostile environment. In this paper, based on empirical data gathered through research by local organisations(VETO, VACNET), we examine the wide range of deradicalisation and reintegration practices that try to rehabilitate war-affected people through mainly agricultural activities. We are also assessing the effectiveness of these activities and outline the need for further research. Finally, this paper demonstrates that local organisations may have the best means and chances to deradicalise and reintegrate people successfully.


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How to Cite

Juhász, P. G., & Szeremley, C. (2024). Work of a Local NGO VETO, in Contrast with the International Organisations in the Eastern Congo. Journal of Central and Eastern European African Studies, 3(3), 18–39.