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UN rights experts call for immediate halt to violent repression of electoral protests in DR Congo

In relation to proposed presidential elections, two United Nations human rights experts today urged the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to put an immediate end to its disproportionate use of force against peaceful assembly and expression.

DR Congo: UN rights chief warns of deteriorating situation in wake of deadly clashes

The United Nations human rights chief today strongly warned of the deteriorating situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the wake of violent clashes between protestors and security forces earlier this week, insisting that those who committed the killings and other human rights violations during these incidents must be held accountable in order to avert a major crisis.

DR Congo: Ban condemns deadly clashes between protestors and security forces in capital

United Nations Secretary-General today expressed deep concern about the violent clashes between protestors and security forces in Kinshasa, and several other locations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

UN food relief agency provides assistance to 140,000 people affected by flooding in northern DPRK

The United Nations food relief agency has delivered food assistance to more than 140,000 people in the north of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where they have been affected by some of the worst floods in recent history – and expressed concern about their continued vulnerability as an extremely cold winter is approaching and major food losses are expected.

DRC: UN mission extracts hundreds from national park on humanitarian grounds

Acting on humanitarian grounds and at the request of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in the country has extracted hundreds of individuals, including the former Vice-President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, members of his family and aides, as well as a number civilians from a national park in the DRC.