United Nations alarmed over reports of further massacres in eastern DR Congo

Two senior United Nations officials today spoke out over reports of further massacres of civilians, beginning in early August, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – the latest in a series of violent attacks by armed groups systematically targeting civilians in the area.

UN humanitarian chief urges more support of people fleeing violence in eastern DR Congo

In the wake of a visit to a refugee camp in southern Rwanda, the United Nations top humanitarian official today called for greater support for people displaced by fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Ban urges Great Lakes group to help resolve security crisis in eastern DR Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today renewed his call for the Great Lakes regional grouping to help resolve the security crisis in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR Congo: UN official stresses need to boost relief for displaced in North Kivu

The United Nations humanitarian chief today discussed ways to boost relief efforts to the more than 270,000 people that have been displaced from their homes by violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu province.

UN agencies mobilize support for flood victims in DPR Korea

United Nations agencies have started mobilizing resources, including water, food and other basic goods, to help some 63,000 people who have been left homeless by a cyclone that caused intense flooding in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

UN humanitarian chief to visit DR Congo and Rwanda next week

The United Nations relief chief will embark on a three-day visit next week to highlight the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its effect on the region, particularly on neighbouring Rwanda.

Security Council reiterates demand on renegade soldiers to cease hostilities in DR Congo

The Security Council today reiterated its demand that the group of renegade soldiers known as the 23 March Movement (M23) immediately cease efforts to destabilize the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and voiced their deep concern at the worsening humanitarian situation in the region.