Though the U.N. would like everyone to believe the situation in North Kivu Province is going very well (http://www.monuc.org/News/aspx?newsID=13861), the reality is very different. Nearly 3 months after General Nkundabatware launched his attacks on 25 November, thousands of Congolese families have yet to return home. Kimoka and Virunga National Park remain occupied by recalcitrant elements of his army and demobilized RDF (Rwandan Defense Force) soldiers. The ex-ANC soldiers integrated into the FARDC have fought with FOCA in the area as well.
During demobilization registration by the SMI, ~20% of his forces were children. Reports suggest some children are recruited with a payment of $200.00 (U.S.) The children are then given 2 weeks of military training in Virunga National Park. The latest tally by NGOs in the area state 3,500 children have been demobilized in North Kivu.