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UN delivering humanitarian aid as ceasefire holds in eastern DR Congo

Although the overall situation in the volatile North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is tense and unpredictable, no major ceasefire violations or attacks on civilians and property have been reported, the United Nations reported today.

UN reports second day of relative calm in strife-torn eastern DR Congo

The strife-torn eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has remained relatively calm over the past two days apart from two skirmishes between Government troops and the PARECO/Mayi Mayi militia, the United Nations reported today.

Fighting lessens in DR Congo but humanitarian situation remains worrying – UN

Fighting appears to have abated in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) but tension continues and the humanitarian situation remains very worrying, with 250,000 newly displaced people in urgent need of aid, United Nations officials said today.

DR Congo killings 'constitute war crimes', says UN official

The recent killing of civilians by armed militia in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) “constitute war crimes”, the top United Nations official to the country said today, while welcoming the outcome of yesterday's high-level meeting, aimed at ending the crisis.

UN-backed summit urges ceasefire in DR Congo, access for aid workers

African leaders meeting at a United Nations-backed summit in Nairobi have urged an immediate ceasefire in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and the establishment of a humanitarian corridor to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the recent crisis can get the assistance they need.

Ban to attend high-level summit aimed at ending DR Congo crisis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leaving today for Nairobi to attend a United Nations-backed summit aimed at ending the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where fighting continues for a second straight day despite a recent ceasefire and aid agencies are trying to assist hundreds of thousands of displaced people.

Top UN officials appeal for safety of civilians caught up in DR Congo fighting

Top United Nations officials today voiced deep concern over the plight of the hundreds of thousands of civilians caught up in the deadly fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and appealed to all sides to ensure their safety.

UN advocate George Clooney calls for greater efforts to end DR Congo conflict

United Nations Messenger of Peace and award-winning actor George Clooney has called on the international community to step up its efforts to resolve the worsening conflict currently engulfing the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Secretary-General sounds alarm on intensifying conflict in eastern DR Congo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his alarm at the escalating violence over the past 24 hours in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), lamenting the “catastrophic” humanitarian toll the conflict is taking in the region.

Force not the solution in violence-ridden eastern DR Congo, top UN envoy says

The top United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has stressed that diplomacy – and not military action – is the only solution to the fighting that has engulfed the volatile far east of the country, as the UN humanitarian wing voiced concern over the impact of the latest violence on civilians.