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UN Children's Fund to feed and inoculate 10,000 families in DR of Congo

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is providing food aid and other assistance to some 10,000 families, as well as measles inoculations and basic education for the children, in the strife-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN says no Rwandan troops are serving in its DR of Congo peacekeeping mission

Countering what it said was disinformation being anonymously spread, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today said there were no Rwandan soldiers serving with the UN in the country or anywhere else in the world.

Hundreds flee attack, gather near UN peacekeepers in eastern DR of Congo

About 2,500 people have fled a village they said came under attack by militias in the Ituri district in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and have gathered near United Nations peacekeepers nearby, the UN mission in the country said today.

UN mission in DR of Congo to look into allegation that village near Bunia attacked

A United Nations investigation of allegations that a village near Bunia, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was attacked and levelled was postponed until Saturday because of bad weather, the UN peacekeeping mission there said today.

Militias disrupting disarmament and reintegration efforts in DR of Congo – UN

Two rebel militias which are about to become integrated into the national army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as part of a peace accord ending several wars are trying to destabilize the eastern Ituri region, slowing United Nations disarmament and reintegration efforts there.

UN experts recommend ways to maintain arms embargo against DR of Congo rebels

While noting that the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has 7,200 fewer troops than requested, an expert group probing violations of the arms embargo imposed by the Security Council recommends that the operation strictly monitor the airports to reduce illicit air traffic and thus "decrease the means and opportunity for violations of this type."

Four rebel militia camps in eastern DR of Congo demolished by UN peacekeepers

United Nations peacekeepers in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have demolished four camps belonging to armed rebel militias in the Ituri district and seized materials, including women's clothing used for disguises, the UN mission there said today.

Help needed for Congolese refugees in Uganda, UN agency says

Thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have returned to their North Kivu villages from Uganda, but urgent help is needed for the 3,000 who remain near Lake Edward, as well as for thousands of refugees from the DRC's Ituri province, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Congolese refugees fleeing fighting in Ituri pour into Uganda - UN agency

Thousands of Congolese refugees have poured into neighbouring Uganda, saying that they were fleeing fighting between two major ethnic groups in the eastern Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said today.

30 people killed last month by mutineers in Buramba, DR of Congo – UN mission

At least 30 civilians died last month in revenge killings carried out by troops from the national army for three murders of fellow-soldiers in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission there said today.