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Secretary-General meets with female victims of DR Congo conflict

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited today with women and girls who have been victims of sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country that the United Nations says has witnessed some of the highest levels of such abuses in the world.

Notable rise in violence against civilians, aid workers in DR Congo, UN reports

There has been a notable rise in violations against civilians and attacks on humanitarian workers in North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), leading to new displacement, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today.

Top UN official in the DR Congo welcomes release of two hostages

The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed the recent release of two hostages who were held by elements of the rebel Forces Républicaines et Fédéralistes (FRF) for almost a month.

DR Congo: UN mission condemns ‘terror tactics’ used by Rwandan Hutu rebels

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today condemned the “cowardly terror tactics” employed by an armed militia from Rwanda, which has caused havoc in the eastern part of the vast African nation for years.

DR Congo: new developments could pave way for uprooted to return home – UN

Recent developments in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – including the arrest of a rebel leader and a large-scale military operation against another militia – have sparked a “new dynamic” that could lead to the start of large numbers of displaced people returning home, the top United Nations relief official said today.

UNICEF campaign launches US tour to highlight DR Congo rape crisis

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is kicking off a five-city tour of the United States aimed at highlighting the horrors faced by thousands of Congolese rape victims, while calling for an end to impunity for the perpetrators of the worst kinds of sexual violence.

DR Congo: top UN official sees impact of fighting on civilians

The United Nations humanitarian chief saw first-hand the physical and emotional impact of war on the men, women and children of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as he visited a local hospital in the strife-torn eastern province of North Kivu today.

UN relief chief meets with civilians caught up in DR Congo conflict

The top United Nations relief official today urged all parties to the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to ensure the protection of civilians, as he met with authorities and displaced people in the volatile North Kivu province.

More Rwandan civilians in DR Congo seeking repatriation, says UN agency

As an offensive against Rwandan Hutu militias continues in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a growing number of Rwandan civilians, many of whom have been there since the 1994 genocide in their country, are emerging from remote areas to go home, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN envoy in DR Congo defends efforts to protect civilians

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has fulfilled its duties in regard to protecting civilians against the deadly rampage of a notorious Ugandan rebel group over the past few months, the head of the mission, known as MONUC, said today.