Countries & Movements

Sri Lanka Unites

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• Legally registered entity in Sri Lanka
• Accounts Audited by KPMG
• Active board of trustees, Board of Directors and National Committee.
• Seven departments of engagement.
• 20,000 members
• 15 fulltime staff
• 350 strong the volunteer data base
• 25 part time unpaid staff / volunteers
• 4 offices / center
• Active in each of the 25 districts
• Recognized by current regime
• 5 diaspora chapters (Toronto, DC, Melbourne, London, LA)

Country Profile

Populations: 21 Million

Populations of those below 24: 40%

Civillian casualties in war/ violence in the past three decade: 75,000 – 100,000

Average age of youth in violence: Child soldier during the war were as young as 14. Nationalistic movement focus their recruitment on ages 14-24

Extremist movements that engage youth : BBS ( Bhuddist Extremist ), LTTE (Tamil Seperetist), ISIS (Islamic State )

Congo Unites

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• 7000 members
• 2 emerging Diaspora chapters ( Paris and Belgium )
• Legal registration in process
• Board of Trustee Selection in process
• National Committee are active
• Nearly every province is active
• Looking to recruit staff and set-up regional offices.

Country Profile

Populations: 67.51 Million

Populations of those below 24: 64.5%

Extremist movements that engage youth: M23, Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Mai Mai Militias, The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Islamic State (ISIS)

Kenya Unites

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• Legally registered entity in Kenya
• Preparing for nationwide launch with Kenya Unites Conference in April of 2016

Country Profile

Population: 45,010,056 (July 2014 estimate)

Populations of those below 30 : 42.1% under 15 years (2014 estimates)
18.7% between 15-24 years (2014 estimates)- male 4,197,382/female 4,202,399))

Civillian casualties in war/ violence in the past three decade: Cumulatively since 1998 ethnic, clan and political violence has claimed 3735 lives according to the Armed conflict Report in 2014. This excludes lives lost due to terror attacks.

Average age of youth in violence: In urban centres it is ages 17-24 while in rural areas it could be as low as 15 year olds who fight for their communities particularly in the pastoral communities. (Data here is limited due to the ‘justice’ system where very few admit being involved in conflict lest they are condemned.)

Uganda Unites

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• Next stage of creating alliance and training of local leaders to take place

Country Profile

Population: 37.58 million

Populations of those below 24: 69.9%

Extremist movements that engage youth: Al-Shabab, Islamic State (ISIS), The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)

Afghanistan Project

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  • Next stage of creating alliance and training of local leaders to take place

Country Profile

Population: 30.55 million

Populations of those below 24: 64.2%

Extremist movements that engage youth: Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Al-Qaeda, Hizb-i-Gullbudin, Hizb-i-Khalis, Islamic State (ISIS)

Myanmar Project

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  • Next stage of creating alliance and training of local leaders to take place

Country Profile

Population: 53.26 million

Populations of those below 30: 44.7%

Extremist movements that engage youth: United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), Kachin Independence Army, Wa State, Shan-State Army, 969