Senior UN officials condemn recent rapes of young girls in eastern DR Congo

Two senior United Nations officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have condemned the recent cases of rape of young girls in the eastern province of South Kivu as “unacceptable” and called for an end to such abuse.

DR Congo: UN concerned about dozens of children facing possible M23 re-recruitment

Senior United Nations officials today expressed concern about reports of dozens of children who escaped from the 23 March Movement (M23) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo being retaken by the rebel group and could face other serious security threats.

DR Congo: Senior UN officials relay hopes for latest Great Lakes peace effort

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is placing a great deal of hope on the latest peace agreement, a senior United Nations official today said, following her visit to the region to keep a global spotlight on the complex and protracted humanitarian emergency in the African country.