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In wake of recent rapes, UN helps reform DR Congo prisons

The United Nations is helping to restructure the prison system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), on the heels of the rapes of nearly two dozen female inmates during an attempted prison break earlier this week in the country’s far east.

Ban deeply distressed by rape of female inmates at DR Congo prison

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his deep distress at the rape of some 20 female inmates during an attempted escape from a prison in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and called on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

DR Congo: UN calls for urgent reform after women raped during attempted prison-break

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) called on the Government to take urgent measures to improve prison security and improve conditions for inmates, after several women were assaulted during an attempted escape from Goma’s central prison last night.

UN seeks $38 million to help civilians in eastern DR Congo

United Nations agencies and their partners today launched an appeal for $38 million to help nearly 1 million people in need of assistance amid armed attacks and military operations in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN, DR Congo agree on strengthening joint operation against armed groups

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Congolese military (FARDC) have agreed to strengthen their joint operation against illegally-armed groups in the vast African nation’s far east.

DR Congo police receive UN training ahead of local elections

The United Nations has begun training the first of some 75,000 policemen in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in preparation for local elections, the world body’s peacekeeping mission there said.

Human rights defenders in DR Congo under threat, says UN expert

An independent United Nations expert has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to protect human rights workers and prosecute those who threaten or attack them.