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DR of Congo: UN mission chief says rebel group blocking peace in northeast

The top United Nations envoy for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) said today he would seek Security Council action if a rebel group did not stop blocking peace efforts in the Ituri region, where half a million people have been displaced, women raped and many children enlisted as soldiers.

DR of Congo: Security Council hears of 'gross violations' of human rights

Deeply concerned by the continuous heavy fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), despite the signing of ceasefire agreements, two top United Nations officials today briefed the Security Council on the military situation and the deteriorating human rights conditions in that country.

UN to deliver aid to thousands left homeless by deadly tornado in western DR of Congo

United Nations relief workers are steadily making their way across the western part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where thousands of families have been left stranded and homeless in the wake of a deadly tornado.

UN repatriates former combatants in DR of Congo to Rwanda

Continuing its voluntary demobilization programme for ex-combatants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in that country said today that it had repatriated to Rwanda nine former fighters, along with four of their dependents.

UN relief team to assess damage left by deadly tornado in western DR of Congo

In the wake of a devastating tornado in the western part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations today dispatched an assessment mission to the region to follow-up on reports of serious damage and loss of life.

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.