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Specialized UN police units helped civilians during recent DR Congo unrest – official

Specialized United Nations police units from Bangladesh and India were instrumental in saving civilian lives amidst heavy fighting during last week’s violence in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR Congo: UN agencies step up aid after violence subsides in Kinshasa

Following several days of violence in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between Government forces and guards of former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, United Nations agencies are providing assistance to people in Kinshasa as well as assessing the protection needs of vulnerable groups.

Government, opposition in DR Congo must shoulder their democratic duty – UN

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on both the Government and opposition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to shoulder their responsibilities to democracy to ensure a full transition to peace after last year’s historic elections intended to set the seal on decades of civil war and factional fighting.

Calm returning to capital of DR Congo, says UN mission

The situation is relatively calm again inside Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), after two days of deadly clashes between Government forces and the security detail of former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, the United Nations mission to the country has reported.

Deploring casualties, Ban Ki-moon appeals for halt to fighting in DR Congo

With sporadic fighting continuing in capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed for a complete halt to all violence threatening civilians, who have received assistance from the UN mission in the country (MONUC).

UN voices collective alarm after fighting erupts in capital of DR Congo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council and the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have condemned today’s outbreak of fighting in the centre of the capital, Kinshasa, between Government forces and the guards of former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba.

UN agency helps Congolese massacre survivors resettle in US

The United Nations refugee agency has helped a first group of 35 Congolese who survived a massacre that killed 160 of their fellow countrymen in Burundi to start a new life in the United States, the vanguard of some 500 others who will head to US cities such as Denver, Louisville and San Francisco in the next few months.

DR Congo: New Government must make child protection a ‘priority’ – UN envoy

The new Government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which was elected last year in landmark elections, must make child protection a “priority” and ensure enough resources are allocated to reintegrate former child soldiers into their communities, the top United Nations envoy on children and armed conflict said today.