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Nearly 90,000 people uprooted by clashes in eastern DR Congo, UN reports

Local authorities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are reporting that almost 90,000 people have been uprooted from their homes following recent military operations in the region, the United Nations humanitarian arm said today.

UN rushing aid to flood-stricken areas of north-western DR Congo

United Nations agencies are providing urgent assistance to areas of north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after devastating floods, which have destroyed nearly 300 homes and left an estimated 1,500 people homeless.

UN chief expresses deep sadness after boat capsizing in DR Congo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has added his voice to those of other United Nations officials expressing deep sadness at learning of the news that more than 140 people have reportedly died when a boat capsized in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this week.

General Assembly chief voices deep sadness after deadly capsizing in DR Congo

General Assembly President Ali Treki today expressed deep sadness after learning that a boat overturned on a major river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), reportedly killing around 140 people.

Top UN officials voice hope that refugees can return home to DR of Congo

The top United Nations food and refugee officials today expressed hope that security will soon improve to allow people uprooted by years of conflict in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to return home and begin farming their land.

In DR Congo, UN official pledges support to help displaced people return home

The United Nations refugee chief is visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he has pledged assistance and support for civilians uprooted by fighting to return to their homes and rebuild their lives.

Fresh clashes in DR Congo’s North Kivu province displace thousands – UN

Clashes between the army in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and remnants of a Ugandan insurgency forced an estimated 20,000 people to flee their villages in the troubled North Kivu province of the vast African country, the United Nations reported today.

Secretary-General inaugurates new phase of UN mission in DR Congo

Reflecting the strides made by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the past decade, the United Nations peacekeeping mission entered a new chapter today, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paying tribute to the commitment demonstrated by blue helmets in bringing peace to the region.