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DR of Congo: WFP launches emergency airlift to feed 115,000 in east of country

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an emergency airlift to provide food for over 100,000 desperate and hungry people in the town of Bunia, who were forced from their homes by fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Chinese army engineer contingent to be deployed in UN mission in DR of Congo

A contingent of 176 army engineers from China is set to be deployed in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in the country said today.

DR of Congo: UN mission refutes charges of bias by rebel group

Reacting to charges of bias and partiality levelled by a rebel faction operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations peacekeeping mission in that country today strongly reaffirmed its objectivity.

UN mission in DR of Congo returns 11 more Rwandan ex-combatants

Continuing its voluntary demobilization programme for ex-combatants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN mission in that country announced that 11 former fighters from Rwanda were repatriated to their home country today.

UN probe confirms human rights atrocities in DR of Congo

A United Nations investigation has confirmed reports of serious human rights abuses perpetrated by soldiers and armed groups operating in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN mission in the country said today.

Security Council calls on all parties in DR of Congo to abide by peace agreements

Members of the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need for all parties claiming a role in the future of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to demonstrate their respect for human rights, international humanitarian law, and the security and well-being of civilian populations in areas under their control.

UN investigates reports of atrocities in northeastern DR of Congo

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has dispatched a team of experts to the northeastern part of the country to investigate reports of summary executions and other serious human rights violations.

Renewed fighting in DR of Congo sends thousands fleeing to Burundi, UN reports

A resurgence of fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) South Kivu region has sent a new wave of more than 8,500 Congolese refugees into neighbouring Burundi over the past 12 days, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

More people in northeastern DR of Congo displaced from homes, UN says

More than 70,000 people have recently lost their homes in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), swelling the ranks of the 33,000 who were previously forced from their residences, the United Nations said today.