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They stood facing each other a long time in Burundi: 400 ex-fighters from two rival parties. These young people do not feel included in society, often have no work and live in extreme poverty. Therefore, politicians can easily persuade them to join their armed militias again. In a project of Oxfam Novib’s partner OAP they learned to live together and build peace in their communities. In addition, the project engaged the former combatants in self-development and taught them how to work together on income-generating activities.

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