DR Congo: funding gap forces UN agency to scale back food rations

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that a major funding gap is forcing the agency to scale back geographical coverage of its work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to instead focus on what it describes as “acutely-insecure, conflict-affected areas” in the vast country.

Journey to the centre of the earth: UN peacekeepers aid volcanologists in DR Congo

Breaking through clouds of smoke, a United Nations helicopter flying a team of scientists over eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) dipped near the mouth of Nyamuragira, one of Africa's most active yet least studied volcanoes, which threatens to potentially turn Goma into Pompeii.

UN peacekeepers in eastern DR Congo meet with injured after political rally turns violent

The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today expressed concern after a political rally in South Kivu turned violent, leaving dozens of people injured, including several who have detailed their stories to the UN peacekeeping mission in the country.

DPR Korea human rights report elicits concern from senior UN officials

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, today urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to engage with the international community improve its human rights record after a UN-mandated report catalogued crimes against humanity of an “unimaginable scale” being committed in the country.

DR Congo: UN envoy heads to Kinshasa to promote regional peace accord

Great Lakes envoy Mary Robinson is in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, calling on authorities to fulfil their commitments to achieve lasting peace, as the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the DRC is due to visit alleged massacre sites in the restive eastern part of the vast country.

UN urges demonstrators to remain calm after stoning UN cars in DR Congo

The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today urged demonstrators to use peaceful means to express themselves after protestors stoned several UN vehicles, injuring at least one peacekeeper and four local civilians.