Six UN peacekeepers and interpreter wounded in ambush in eastern DR Congo

Six United Nations peacekeepers and a local interpreter were wounded in a “cowardly” overnight ambush in the strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Mission in the African nation reported today.

Ban calls for ‘concerted’ efforts to bring peace to eastern DR Congo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he remained deeply concerned over the security and humanitarian situations in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and called for “continued and sustained high-level dialogue” to bring peace to the region.

UN agency helps more than 25,000 refugees return to their homes in DR Congo

More than 25,000 Congolese refugees have returned to their homes in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under a voluntary repatriation programme that was launched in May by the United Nations refugee agency.

At high-level meeting, Ban urges political solution to crisis in eastern DR Congo

Stressing the need to end the suffering caused by the crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has uprooted over 300,000 civilians since earlier this year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an urgent and peaceful resolution based on dialogue.

UN launches new emergency operation to assist 1.2 million people in DR Congo

The United Nations food relief agency today announced it has launched a new emergency operation for the next nine months which aims to assist some 1.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who have been affected by ongoing violence.

UN working to combat Ebola outbreak in DR Congo as cases increase

The United Nations health agency today said it is continuing to work with authorities from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to stop an Ebola outbreak from spreading, with the number of detected cases having reached 46 in the past week.

DR Congo: UN appeals for nearly $40 million to assist civilians uprooted by conflict

The United Nations refugee agency today appealed for just under $40 million to help almost half a million civilians displaced by conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR Congo: regional proposal for neutral force being considered, peacekeeping head says

A proposal for a neutral force to help quell the violence that is causing massive suffering in the eastern Democratic of the Congo (DRC) is under consideration by United Nations peacekeeping operations, according to a top official currently visiting Africa’s Great Lakes region ahead of a high-level meeting on the issue later this month.

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).