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In calls to DR Congo and Rwanda leaders, Ban voices concern over M23 renegades

In calls with the leaders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed grave concern over reports that an armed group of former soldiers in the eastern DRC is receiving external support, according to Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.

UN peacekeeping mission concerned by M23 situation in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is concerned by the security situation in the country’s east, where a rebel group of former solders – known as M23 – has made advances in recent days, a UN spokesperson said today.

Secretary-General Ban regrets death of UN peacekeeper in eastern DR Congo clashes

Expressing concern over the situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deeply regrets the death of a United Nations peacekeeper killed in a recent armed clash there, his spokesperson said today.

Mandate of UN peacekeeping force in DR Congo extended for another year

The Security Council today extended the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year, and urged national authorities to reform their security sector and end armed insurgencies and human rights abuses in the country.

UN rights chief concerned over civilian safety as fighting continues in DR Congo’s east

The United Nations human rights chief today expressed deep concern over the safety of civilians living in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as fighting continues between the DRC national army and the M23 movement, an armed group led by a “particularly notorious group of human rights violators.”

DR Congo: Security Council deplores recent mutiny, killing and abuse of civilians

The Security Council today strongly condemned the recent mutiny by renegade soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as the killing and abuse of civilians, mostly women and children, by armed groups operating in the eastern part of the country.

DR Congo: UN envoy stresses need to end armed mutiny, suffering of civilians

It is vital to put an end to the armed mutiny that began in April in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which has led to a worsening of the security situation and a major displacement of civilians, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.

More funding key as UN agency assists civilians fleeing violence in DR Congo

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today stressed the need for sufficient resources as it strives to meet the needs of a growing number of people displaced by violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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.