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Ban urges Great Lakes group to help resolve security crisis in eastern DR Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today renewed his call for the Great Lakes regional grouping to help resolve the security crisis in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR Congo: UN official stresses need to boost relief for displaced in North Kivu

The United Nations humanitarian chief today discussed ways to boost relief efforts to the more than 270,000 people that have been displaced from their homes by violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu province.

UN agencies mobilize support for flood victims in DPR Korea

United Nations agencies have started mobilizing resources, including water, food and other basic goods, to help some 63,000 people who have been left homeless by a cyclone that caused intense flooding in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

UN humanitarian chief to visit DR Congo and Rwanda next week

The United Nations relief chief will embark on a three-day visit next week to highlight the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its effect on the region, particularly on neighbouring Rwanda.

Security Council reiterates demand on renegade soldiers to cease hostilities in DR Congo

The Security Council today reiterated its demand that the group of renegade soldiers known as the 23 March Movement (M23) immediately cease efforts to destabilize the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and voiced their deep concern at the worsening humanitarian situation in the region.

UN refugee agency condemns ‘rampant abuse’ of civilians in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations refugee agency today condemned rampant abuse against civilians in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), amid fighting that has uprooted nearly half a million people over the past four months.

UN official condemns sexual violence in DR Congo by renegade soldiers

A United Nations official today condemned the sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reportedly perpetrated by armed groups, including the group of renegade soldiers known as the M23, and called on authorities to investigate the crimes.

UN rights chief calls for DR Congo murder trial to respect standards of due process

The United Nations human rights chief today called for the appeal trial in the case of a murdered Congolese human rights defender, Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, and the disappearance of his driver, to fully respect international standards of due process.

DR Congo: Security Council condemns attacks by rebel soldiers in country’s east

The Security Council today strongly condemned the attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by the group of renegade soldiers known as M23, and demanded that all forms of support to armed groups in the country cease immediately.

UN mission using helicopters to protect civilians from rebel fighters in DR Congo

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) used two of its attack helicopters on Thursday in support of the country’s armed forces to deter rebel soldiers – known as M23 – near the villages of Ngugo and Nysisi in North Kivu.