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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.