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Security Council ‘strongly condemns’ rebel attacks against UN mission in DR Congo

The Security Council today condemned “in the strongest terms” the attacks by M23 rebels against the United Nations Mission in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), resulting in the death of a Tanzanian peacekeeper.

Ban 'strongly condemns' killing of UN peacekeeper in eastern DR Congo

United Nations Secretary-General has strongly condemned today the killing by M23 rebels of a UN peacekeeper in strife-riven eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and pledged the Organization's ongoing commitment to take “all necessary actions” to protect civilians in the country.

DR Congo: UN mission chief deplores atrocities committed by armed group in eastern province

Strongly condemning the “unimaginable atrocities” committed by the Mayi-Mayi Cheka armed group during a spate of recent attacks in which some 34 civilian were brutally killed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the top United Nations official in the country today warned against impunity for such acts and urged the group to immediately lay down its weapons.

DR Congo: UN mission on ‘high alert’ following clashes between Government, armed groups

The United Nations stabilization mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on “high alert” following early morning clashes between Congolese Government forces and M23 rebels in the vast country’s restive eastern region.

DR Congo: hit by funding shortfall, UN agency to cut some food relief operations

Facing a $70 million funding shortfall, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that starting as early as November, the agency and its partners will be forced to scale back activities in strife-torn provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Security Council: UN envoys urge resumption of talks between DR Congo, rebels

Back from a visit to Africa’s Great Lakes region, members of the United Nations Security Council heard today from UN envoys who urged progress in regional peace efforts in the wake of an apparent stall in the so-called Kampala talks between the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the M23 rebel group.

DR Congo: new attack against UN helicopter draws condemnation from senior officials

United Nations officials have strongly condemned today’s attack by the M23 rebel group against an unarmed helicopter belonging to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the such incident in less than a week.

DR Congo: Attack on peacekeeping helicopter 'unacceptable,' says UN envoy

The United Nations Special Envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region has condemned the armed rebel attack on a UN helicopter in the Rumangabo region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) calling the act “unacceptable.”

DR Congo: Mission chief condemns rebel attack on unarmed UN helicopter

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today condemned an armed rebel attack on a UN helicopter carrying out a reconnaissance mission in the skies above the vast country’s restive eastern region.

DR Congo: UN agency in need of funding to assist growing number of displaced persons

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that it does not have the resources to provide assistance to a growing number of people displaced by fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).