Democratic Republic of Congo

News In Brief 13 April 2018

  • DRC appeal amid spiralling humanitarian needs
  • UNICEF appeal on fourth anniversary of Nigeria’s Chibok girls outrage
  • Bangladesh and UN Refugee Agency agree on voluntary returns deal for Myanmar Rohingya
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Donors pledge over $500 million to tackle growing needs in DR Congo; UN warns humanitarian crisis cannot be ignored

The first-ever international conference to help the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) opened at the United Nations Office at Geneva on Friday amid dire warnings of a growing humanitarian crisis in the vast African country.

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Deadly attack on blue helmet base in eastern DRC

Two peacekeepers have reportedly been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations said on Monday.

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UNICEF reaches almost half of world’s children with life-saving vaccines

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UN and Africa Special: Human rights issues in South Sudan, DRC and Somalia

“Pattern of excessive use of force” against dissenting voices in DRC

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“Pattern of excessive use of force” against dissenting voices in DRC

There has been a pattern of excessive use of force in the repression of dissenting voices across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a senior UN official in the country has warned.

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Armed groups in eastern DRC still a “growing threat”: UN envoy

Armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue to be a “growing threat” to the peace and stability of the entire region.

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UN and Africa: focus on Refugee Olympians, Mali and African youth

South Sudan Olympians say “being a refugee is only a status”

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, vaccination in Angola and Tanzania

Swearing-in of South Sudan’s Vice President “opens new chapter”

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, refugees in Kenya and UNAMID

Refugee movements from South Sudan a “disturbing trend”

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