Millions of children reached in UN-run anti-measles vaccination in DR Congo

Some 3.1 million children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been vaccinated against measles in a United Nations-coordinated campaign to combat the disease outbreak which has claimed the lives of 1,145 children since the start of this year.

UN report calls for prosecution of perpetrators of mass rape in DR Congo

A United Nations investigation into mass rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) seven months ago identifies the rapists as Congolese army soldiers, demands their prosecution and asks the Government to protect the victims from reprisals from the perpetrators.

Cholera deaths reported in DR Congo as disease infects thousands – UN

More than 3,000 cases of cholera have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since March, the United Nations reported today, saying that the disease had claimed the lives of 192 people since it was first reported in the north-eastern city of Kisangani, from where it spread downstream along River Congo.

UN provides medical support to survivors after deadly plane crash in DR Congo

The United Nations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today sent condolences to the Government and the people of the central African country and pledged to continue providing medical assistance to survivors of the plane crash in the eastern city of Kisangani on Friday that reportedly killed dozens of people.

Mass rapes in DR Congo could be crimes against humanity – UN report

The rapes of hundreds of people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year could be considered crimes against humanity and war crimes, according to a new United Nations report, which urges the Government to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Lord’s Resistance Army killed dozens in DR Congo last month, UN reports

The rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) killed 26 persons in 53 separate attacks on villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last month, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today.

DPR Korea: UN launches emergency operation to avoid food shortages

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an emergency food supply operation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to assist some 3.5 million vulnerable children, mothers, and elderly persons, the agency said today.

UN team confirms mass rapes occurred in remote villages in eastern DR Congo

A joint United Nations assessment mission has confirmed that Government troops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) committed mass rape and acts of pillaging in several remote villages in the country’s east last month.