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DR Congo: UN envoy tells Security Council of improving security, remaining threats

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the Security Council today that there have been significant improvements in security in the central African country, but many challenges remain before stability is restored in conflict-affected areas.

DR Congo: UN official calls for more aid to remote eastern areas

United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners need to scale up aid to remote eastern and north-eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations official said today, warning that as many as 1.7 million people remain displaced from their homes and in fear of daily attacks from armed groups.

UN official arrives in DR Congo to spotlight humanitarian crisis

A top-level United Nations humanitarian official started a five day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today, “aiming to draw international attention to one of the world’s most serious and chronic humanitarian crises.”

DR Congo: Security Council discusses key challenges and risks in an election year

The Security Council today called for urgent steps to strengthen institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and called on the country’s Government to ensure that general elections slated for late this year are inclusive, transparent and peaceful.

UN names some of the victims of deadly plane crash in DR Congo

The United Nations has released the names of some of the victims of Monday’s plane crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that killed all but one of the 33 people aboard a UN aircraft.

UN-backed partners help DR Congo introduce pneumonia vaccine

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today added the vaccine against pneumonia to its national immunisation programme in a United Nations-backed initiative to drastically improve the chances of survival for children under the age of five.

More than 30 people perish in UN plane crash in DR Congo

Only one person out of 33 passengers and crew members has survived a United Nations plane crash today at the main airport in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR Congo: UN provides logistical support for rape trial of army general

United Nations human rights officials are providing technical and logistical support to military justice authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the rape trial of General Jerôme Kakwavu, the highest ranking national army officer to be prosecuted for such crimes.

UN envoy hails Congolese move to pursue rape cases against top military officers

The official spearheading United Nations efforts to combat the scourge of sexual violence during war today welcomed the decision of authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prosecute several high-ranking military officers accused of rape.

Top UN aid official stresses need for civilian protection in DR Congo

The United Nations humanitarian chief today voiced concern over violence against civilians in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) affected by conflict and stressed the need to continue to provide relief to those in need in the African country.