Central African Republicdisarmament programreintegration challenges
In the Central African Republic, nearly 5,000 former rebels face challenges reintegrating into society despite a disarmament and rehabilitation program, with many returning to armed conflict due to lack of employment and support.

Since a disarmament program launched nearly a decade ago, almost 5,000 fighters in the Central African Republic have surrendered their weapons, aiming to reintegrate into civilian life. However, the majority struggle with the scarcity of job opportunities and societal acceptance, leading to a significant number rejoining armed conflicts. This situation is exacerbated by the presence of Wagner, a Russian mercenary group accused of exploiting the situation and recruiting former rebels.