The United Nations refugee agency today reported the repatriation, from Liberia, of the first group of Sierra Leoneans to return to their home country since the signing of a truce in August between the Liberian Government and two rebel groups.
A recent assessment by United Nations relief agencies has found widespread humanitarian needs in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.
The United Nations Security Council is studying a draft statement on the plundering of gems and minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and intends to discuss it next month, a UN spokesperson said today.
With an apparent failure of the traditional short September to November rainy season Somalia faces “an acute humanitarian crisis,” and needs increased aid, the United Nations representative there said today.
The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported that it had been stopped in its effort over the last few weeks to check on reports of Rwandan troops being stationed inside the Congo.
While negotiations for access to remote areas in Liberia are underway, United Nations humanitarian agencies continue to distribute aid where they can outside the capital Monrovia, a UN spokesperson said today.