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UN refugee agency begins overland return operation from Zambia to DR Congo

The United Nations refugee agency has expanded its repatriation operation to the town of Moba in south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by launching road returns this week from Zambia.

UN fund provides $60 million for humanitarian efforts in DR Congo

The “Pooled Fund” which was established by the international community in 2006 and is coordinated by the United Nations has allocated $60 million to 163 humanitarian projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN Force Commander in DR Congo urges peaceful resolution to clashes in east

The Force Commander of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today urged a peaceful resolution of clashes in the country’s troubled eastern region, but said his troops stood ready to support Government efforts to resolve the problem militarily if necessary.

Many thousands flee more fighting in eastern DR Congo, UN reports

Fresh fighting between Government forces, renegade troops and rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has uprooted yet more people, with new waves in the coming days expected to add to the over 100,000 who have already fled the latest conflict, United Nations agencies said today as they mobilized to face the crisis.

Fighting in DR Congo exposes children to forced recruitment, exploitation – UN

The situation of children in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has gone from bad to worse, with 60,000 people newly driven from their homes by fighting in North Kivu province, exposing youngsters to the dangers of forced recruitment and sexual exploitation, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

DR Congo: UN bolsters security measures in volatile east

The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is taking measures to help the authorities bolster security in the country’s troubled eastern provinces of North and South Kivu, a spokesperson for the world body said today.

DR Congo: UN rushes aid as violent clashes displace tens of thousands

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are rushing aid to mitigate the suffering of tens of thousands of people forced to flee their homes after an outbreak of fighting in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN food relief agency helping Congolese refugees fleeing to Burundi, Rwanda

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started feeding some of the thousands of refugees who have fled the recent wave of violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and sought haven in Burundi and Rwanda.

Annan deplores violence in eastern DR Congo as new refugees flee to Burundi

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed deep concern that instability and abuses have worsened in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), while the UN refugee agency investigated reports that new waves of refugees fled to Burundi yesterday.

Rebel forces in eastern DR of Congo mostly withdrawn from Bukavu – UN

Two rebel forces have largely withdrawn from the eastern university town of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but about 100 from one group have remained in town and the second force is stationed around the nearby airport north of the town, the United Nations spokesman said today.