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Indian and Pakistani troops deploy to troubled Kivus in DR Congo

New troops from India and Pakistan are headed to the troubled Kivus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUC) there.

DR of Congo: kidnapped UN staffers released after having been tortured

A consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and three local aid workers, kidnapped by militia members week before last, have been released, but in poor health.

UN mission team finds evidence of killings in eastern DR of Congo

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has found evidence that former Mayi-Mayi militiamen have killed seven civilians, a soldier and perhaps another six former officers from a rival militia, the UN spokesman said today.

DR of Congo: UN peacekeepers dismantle three militia camps in country's east

In the third operation if its kind this month, MONUC, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has destroyed three camps belonging to the rebel Integrationist Nationalist Front (FNI) in the north-eastern Orientale province, the UN spokesman said today.

DR of Congo: UN mission says new security zone leading to repatriation

The presence of a United Nations-defended security zone in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led 40,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) to return home, the deputy force commander of the UN peacekeeping mission, MONUC, says.

Relief aid push planned for UN-monitored buffer area in eastern DR Congo

United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners are planning a new relief aid push aimed at helping internally displaced people (IDPs) in the troubled eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) now that a buffer zone there has restored a measure of security.

UN peacekeepers set up buffer zone in DR Congo to facilitate relief aid deliveries

In a bid to facilitate the delivery of relief aid, United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have set up a temporary buffer zone in the country's troubled east, where recent factional fighting threatened to exacerbate an already grim humanitarian situation.

Fighting in eastern DR of Congo that forced thousands to flee appears to have stopped, UN says

Fighting last week that caused tens of thousands people in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to flee their homes appears to have stopped, the United Nations peacekeeping mission there said today.

Tens of thousands of civilians flee clashes, attacks in eastern DR Congo - UN

Fighting between armed groups and attacks against civilians have caused tens of thousands of civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to flee their homes in parts North-Kivu along the Rwandan border, where instability is preventing relief supplies from reaching those in need.

Millions are displaced by fighting in eastern DR of Congo, UNICEF says

The number of people displaced by the last six years of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is now estimated at 3 million – 2.5 million in the east alone – and nearly 4 million people have died as a direct or indirect result of the conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.