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.

UN to investigate reports of rape in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations is dispatching some of its peacekeepers to a town in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate reports of recent rapes, a spokesperson said today.

More must be done to overcome obstacles in providing aid – UN official

Aid workers and peacekeepers face a range of security and logistical challenges as they assist the most vulnerable, but there are steps they can take to improve the plight of those in need, a senior United Nations relief official stressed today.

Security Council extends mandate of DPR Korea sanctions panel

The Security Council today extended for a third term the mandate of the expert body dealing with United Nations sanctions imposed on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for nuclear arms testing.

UN city garden project in DR Congo boosts nutrition, jobs and profits

A five-year United Nations urban horticulture programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has more than doubled its output of vegetables, turned profits, increased nutrition and employed thousands – some at four and five times the income they made previously, according to a report issued today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).