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UN emergency fund gives $7 million to aid eastern DR Congo’s displaced

United Nations agencies and their partners will be able to provide urgent humanitarian relief to some 250,000 people in the strife-torn eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thanks to $7 million in emergency funding.

Civilians paying price of efforts to thwart DR Congo armed groups, UN envoy says

Civilians are bearing the brunt of attempts to dismantle armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with the rebels carrying out vicious reprisals and some Government soldiers committing serious human rights abuses, the senior United Nations official to the country told the Security Council today.

Insecurity in eastern DR Congo still hindering humanitarian aid operations – UN

The precarious security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where rebel fighters are continuing attacks against several villages, is a major obstacle to assistance programmes in the area, the United Nations humanitarian arm said today.

Eastern DR Congo still faces security, humanitarian challenges – Ban

The security and humanitarian situation in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to crumble, despite the recent signing of a peace pact between the Government and a key militia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in a new report.

UN mission helps fix up prison in western DR Congo

Prisoners in the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are now living in better conditions, thanks to the help of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, known as MONUC, in the vast African nation.

DR Congo: UN mission speaks out against latest prison break

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deplored the second prison break in the country in less than one month.