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UN calls for better civilian protection as DR Congo violence uproots tens of thousands

With close to 100,000 people uprooted from their homes by the recent wave of violence in the province of North Kivu, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN humanitarian agency today renewed its call for better measures to protect civilians and more aid for distressed families.

DR Congo: Tens of thousands displaced by the latest violence in North Kivu – UN

The latest outbreak of violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has displaced more than 40,000 people, the United Nations refugee agency said today, adding that the distribution of relief items will soon commence among those uprooted, with most of them having sought shelter in schools and churches.

DR Congo: UN steps up civilian protection after outbreak of violence

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has stepped up civilian protection measures following the latest outbreak of violence in the volatile North Kivu province, in the country’s east, where a former rebel leader indicted for war crimes instigated a mutiny last month, a UN official said today.

UN refugee chief alarmed at fresh displacement from DR Congo clashes

The top United Nations refugee official today voiced his alarm at new inflows of refugees into Rwanda and Uganda, fleeing fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Security Council strongly condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in DR Congo

The Security Council has strongly condemned today’s attack on the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in which at least 11 Pakistani peacekeepers were seriously wounded.

DR Congo: UN official voices concern over human rights situation in east

A senior United Nations official today voiced concern over the human rights situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has experienced a recent upsurge in violence.

UN refugee agency providing aid to people fleeing fighting in eastern DR Congo

The UN refugee agency is helping more than 20,000 people who have fled fighting between government forces and renegade troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in recent days and found shelter in areas near Goma, the capital of North Kivu province.