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DRC: UN refugee agency prepares to register thousands of internally displaced

The United Nations refugee agency said today it has begun preparations to register thousands of internally displaced persons next week in the conflict-ravaged Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where almost 200,000 people have been driven from their homes in the last six months because of fighting between the Government and Mai Mai rebels.

UN Security Council authorizes European force in DR Congo

The United Nations Security Council today endorsed the deployment of a European Union reserve force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to bolster stability in the vast country for its June 2006 presidential and parliamentary elections and up to four months afterward.

Security Council approves UN troop redeployment from Burundi to DR Congo

The Security Council today authorized the temporary redeployment of peacekeepers from the Organization's operation in Burundi (ONUB) to its mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) to strengthen security and oversight for the upcoming Congolese elections.

DR of Congo: UN airdrops food into embattled Katanga province

In its first food airdrops outside Sudan in eight years, the under-funded United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a “logistical nightmare” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it seeks to aid up to 200,000 people uprooted by fighting in the violence-wracked south-eastern province of Katanga.

DR Congo: UN seeks to revive vital agricultural sector disrupted by war

With nearly 80 per cent of the population of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) trapped in extreme poverty and more than 70 per cent undernourished, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is appealing for $50 million to support the agricultural rehabilitation of the vast war-torn country.

Annan calls for redeployment of some peacekeepers from Burundi to DR Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has announced his intention to redeploy peacekeepers from the organization's operation in Burundi (ONUB) to its mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) to boost security and monitoring during the Congolese elections and beyond.