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DR Congo: UN envoy concerned over fatal shooting as poll campaign begins

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today voiced deep concern over reports that one person was shot dead and three others wounded during a demonstration in the south-central province of Kasai Oriental to mark the beginning of campaigning for next month’s general elections.

As food crisis grips DPR Korea, UN aid chief urges world to not ‘turn our backs’

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) cannot feed its people for the “foreseeable future,” the United Nations relief chief reported today, urging the world to step up humanitarian support and not “turn our backs” on a population where an estimated six million people now depend on food aid.

DR Congo: UN envoy assesses preparations in far east for elections

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has visited the eastern city of Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province, to assess preparations for the forthcoming general elections in the vast African country.

UN supports training for DR Congo police ahead of elections

More than 700 police officers are being trained by the United Nations and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to provide better policing in the country’s province of South Kivu during next month’s elections.

DPR Korea: UN expert warns of dwindling aid while food crisis remains critical

Although the food situation in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) is critical, international assistance is dwindling, a United Nations human rights expert warned today.

UN expert calls for two-pronged approach to end food crisis in DPR Korea

A United Nations expert today called for a two-pronged approach to tackle the food crisis in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), urging the international community to step up its efforts to provide aid to the country and the Government to overcome its flaws in its food distribution system.

Senior UN official arrives in DPR Korea to assess food crisis

The United Nations humanitarian chief arrived today in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to assess the extent of the country’s food crisis.

DR Congo: Security Council calls for credible and peaceful elections

The Security Council today reiterated its call for credible and peaceful elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), stressing that the country’s Government bore the primary responsibility to ensure that the polls are above reproach.

Funding shortfall threatens food for 120,000 Congolese refugees, UN warns

Some 120,000 refugees who fled ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC) two years ago to seek shelter in the neighbouring Republic of Congo, will go without food as of next month if no new funding is found, the United Nations warned today.

Senior UN relief official visits DR Congo after murder of five aid workers

A senior United Nations official is on a week-long visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for talks with Government and aid officials amid safety concerns following the murder of five non-governmental organization (NGO) staff in the deadliest such assault in the vast country.