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DR Congo: UN fund allocates over $12 million to aid victims of violence

The United Nations humanitarian wing has allocated over $12 million to help nearly 200,000 people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) cope with the lingering consequences of a series of attacks by the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

Top UN envoy calls for national reforms in DR Congo

The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has called for swift implementation of “reforms of the state services” to fight poverty and corruption.

Government, rebel atrocities uprooting civilians in eastern DR Congo – UN

Growing reports of atrocities committed against civilians – by both Government troops and rebel groups – in the war-torn east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to drive people from their homes, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) said today.

UN-mandated group suggests screening rights records of Congolese soldiers

The expert panel monitoring United Nations sanctions imposed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has underscored the need for a vetting mechanism to screen the human rights records of officers in the national army, as part of overall efforts to reform the security sector.

Growing number of women falling victim to rape in DR Congo, reports UN

The United Nations humanitarian wing is urging greater protection for civilians in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has witnessed a surge in sexual violence since the beginning of this year.

DR Congo: UN mission deplores attack on civilians in volatile east

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has strongly condemned a deadly attack against civilians and government troops, known as FARDC, which occurred in the eastern town of Busurungi over the weekend.

Top UN envoy deplores raid on Congolese village by Rwandan rebels

The top United Nations envoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has condemned the raid carried out by Rwandan rebels on a village in the north-eastern part of the country, which sent residents fleeing into the nearby bush.