the Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo Ebola outbreak now an international Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares

The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take notice and redouble our efforts”.

DR Congo: UN food agency triples aid in strife-hit Ituri province

Food aid is being tripled for troubled Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to respond to what the World Food Programme (WFP) has described as the world’s second largest hunger crisis in the world, after Yemen.

News in Brief 29 March 2019

  • UN calls for calm on eve of Gaza protest anniversary
  • Cholera contingencies, a top priority in Cyclone Idai disaster
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News in Brief 15 March 2019

* First aid in nine months unloaded at key port in Yemen

* Response to Tropical Cyclone Idai ramps up as 1.5 million forced to flee

* Half of health zones in DR Congo's Ebola-hit areas, show no new cases 

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Yumbi ‘a ghost city’ following DR Congo inter-communal violence

Yumbi in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo resembles a “ghost city” in the aftermath of a days-long massacre last month which left at least 535 victims. That’s according to Florence Marchal, spokesperson for the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO.  Ms. Marchal spoke with  UN News's Pascal Sim regarding the brutal inter-ethnic killings  carried out between Banunu and Batende community members.

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Mass-graves found of at least 535 killed during ‘organized and planned’ inter-communal attacks in western DR Congo

A preliminary UN investigation into a massacre reportedly carried out in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last month, reveals that “at least 535 civilians were killed in four attacks”, the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO, said on Wednesday.

News in Brief 10 January 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Cyprus talks enter second day

Talks to decide the future of the Cyprus have entered a second day in Geneva.

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