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Civilians continue to flee, in fear of reprisals, in eastern DR Congo – UN

Congolese civilians are continuing to flee their homes, fearful of reprisal attacks by Hutu rebels, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today, expressing concern over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

DR Congo: UN envoy hears of revenge attacks by Hutu militia on locals

A recent deadly attack by Hutu rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has left five children dead and hundreds of homes burned to the ground, village leaders told the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the DRC (MONUC) today.

DR Congo: over 100,000 uprooted in latest wave of rebel attacks, says UN

Rebel attacks in recent weeks have forced more than 100,000 people from their homes in the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

DR Congo, Rwanda take first steps to repatriate 150,000 refugees

Neighbouring nations Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have begun talks on the return home of their 150,000 nationals taking refuge in each other’s country, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

UN peacekeeping mission, DR Congo set up joint coordination centres

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the country’s armed forces have established two joint coordination centres to support Government efforts to restore safety and security to the volatile north-eastern provinces of the vast African nation.

DR Congo: UN envoy to push for children’s rights in peace process

The United Nations human rights envoy tasked with protecting the rights of children in armed conflict is set to arrive tomorrow in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for talks to ensure greater protection for children amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis engulfing the country’s east.

Top UN official signals improvement, tough challenges in eastern DR Congo

Although a nascent peace process has led to a “sea change” in the strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a top United Nations official today cautioned that challenges – including rebel groups continuing to wreak havoc in the region – remain.

DR Congo: more than 30,000 flee new attacks by splintered rebel factions

Even as some armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being contained through peace pacts and military action, new fighting between other militias has driven more than 30,000 people from their homes, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

Situation in DR Congo ‘fluid and volatile’ despite recent gains, warns Ban

Despite recent positive gains in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including action against armed groups and the integration of rebels into the national military, the situation remains “fluid and volatile” and requires continued international attention, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report.

DR Congo: UN to push ahead with efforts to curb abuse allegations for blue helmets

Although the number of misconduct allegations for blue helmets serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the decline, the top United Nations envoy to the country today vowed to press ahead with efforts to prevent and act on accusations of sexual exploitation and abuse.