Mr. Makhtar Diop
Vice President for Africa
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433 USA
Cc: Ms. Carrie Turk, Country Manager, Rwanda
Board of Executive Directors
Re: Concerns About World Bank Financing in Rwanda
Dear Vice President Diop,
I am writing to urge the World Bank to review its programing in Rwanda in light of detailed evidence of human rights abuses by the Rwandan government and the Rwandan military’s support for armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) responsible for serious human rights violations.
Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization that monitors human rights developments in more than 90 countries around the world. For more than 30 years Human Rights Watch has investigated and reported on human rights abuses by governments and non-state actors such as businesses and opposition armed groups. We have advocated for enhanced protection of economic, social and cultural rights, as well as civil and political rights.