Democratic Republic of the Congo

World Health Organization calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives.

News in Brief 12 October 2018

  • Violent clashes in eastern DRC undermining Ebola response
  • Australia urged to evacuate offshore processing facilities amid suicides and mental distress
  • 833 children released from armed group in North-East Nigeria
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DR Congo: Electoral process advancing despite threat of armed groups, UN envoy tells Security Council

December elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remain on course, but still face “major challenges”, including violence from armed groups in the country’s east, the top United Nations official in the country said on Thursday.

In DR Congo, UN Security Council says December polls are ‘historic opportunity’ for country

The United Nations Security Council is on a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where on Saturday the body’s 15 members pledged to support the process in the run-up to long-delayed elections, set for late December, and called for the polls to be credible and peaceful.

Peacekeepers playing key role in effort to fight deadly Ebola in DR Congo

Despite tremendous efforts, an Ebola outbreak in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has yet to be fully contained, due in part to difficulties accessing parts of the region where conflict is raging. The UN’s peacekeeping mission in the country, MONUSCO, has played a key role in helping to contain the outbreak from day one, as David Gressly, MONUSCO deputy chief, told Cristina Silveiro of UN News.

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News in Brief 04 October 2018

  • Security Council heads to DR Congo as Ebola threatens regional stability
  • Shortages and infrastructure collapse, hampers Indonesia relief effort
  • Global food prices drop more than 7 per cent year-on-year: FAO
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News in Brief 28 September 2018

  • Ebola response back on track, despite UN alarm over uptick in DR Congo violence
  • South Sudan alert as record numbers face 'catastrophic' food insecurity
  • Deadly repercussions of lack of NGO boats in Mediterranean – IOM, UNHCR
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Violence and displacement in Ebola-hit DR Congo threatens humanitarian response

Increasing violence in Ebola-affected areas of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the safety of tens of thousands of people there, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

News in Brief 25 September 2018

  • Ebola-hit DR Congo faces ‘perfect storm’ as uptick in violence halts WHO operation
  • UN urges Syria to allow aid to reach civilians displaced near Jordanian border
  • IOM ambulances provide boost to life-saving care in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp
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DR Congo: Amid renewed risk of spread, Ebola virus leaves over 150 children orphaned or unaccompanied

New Ebola virus hotspots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are threatening progress made in tackling the deadly disease and increasing its risk of spreading, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday.