Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola in DR Congo: UN chief ‘outraged’ by recent killings of civilians and health workers

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres said on Monday he is “outraged by the continued killing and abduction of civilians by armed groups” near Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu region, which has been grappling with an Ebola outbreak since August.

Free and secure access needed in DR Congo conflict zone to tackle Ebola – WHO

After seeing first-hand the complexities of the Ebola response in the conflict-affected region of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) called for “free and secure” access to the disease-affected people. 

‘Crimes against humanity,’ ‘war crimes’ and risk of new ethnic violence in DR Congo, warn UN experts 

Defence and security forces along with the Kamuina Nsapu and Bana Mura militias have committed “crimes against humanity and war crimes” in the of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region, United Nations experts said on Tuesday following an investigation.

New Ebola outbreak confirmed in DR Congo: UN health agency scales up response

Two new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by Government scientists there, prompting the UN health agency to immediately scale up its response.

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.

News in Brief 09 October 2017 (PM)

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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News in brief 26 April (AM)

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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