DR Congo

DR Congo: War crimes conviction ‘an important victory’ for justice – UN envoy 

Two senior UN officials welcomed on Tuesday the war crimes conviction and life sentencing of an armed combatant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 

DR Congo: Children suffering ‘unrelenting violence’, UNICEF deeply concerned

Thousands of children continue to suffer grievously as unrelenting violence persists across eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, expressing deep concern.



 

News in Brief 11 September 2020

  • New fires at Greek island refugee camp ‘destroy all remaining accommodation’ 
  • Ebola: DR Congo outbreak could spread across border 
  • Fears of disease spread amid devastating flooding in Sudan 
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DR Congo’s ‘huge humanitarian crisis’ must not be forgotten

With around 15 million people in need of assistance, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world; it is also one of the most underfunded.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson for World Humanitarian Day on Wednesday, veteran UN aid coordinator Diego Zorrilla explains what’s most important for Congolese communities today.

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DR Congo: eastern Ebola outbreak defeated, ‘mission impossible’ now a ‘sign of hope’ 

After nearly two years and 2,280 deaths, the world’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is finally over, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

 

News in Brief 25 June 2020

  • DR Congo celebrates end of deadly Ebola outbreak in east
  • Guterres urges Israel to reconsider annexation of West Bank
  • Digital tools being used to track people as never before, warns UN rights chief
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News in Brief 18 June 2020

  • UN refugee chief laments nearly 80 million forcibly displaced
  • DR Congo insecurity has worsened considerably, warns UN rights chief
  • UN health agency calls for global agreement on first COVID-19 vaccine recipient
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News in Brief 9 June 2020

  • UN food agency ramps up aid to lockdown-hit Nigerians
  • DR Congo’s displaced face deadly consequences of chronic underfunding: UNHCR
  • DPR Korea: humanitarian concerns growing, says UN expert
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News in Brief 8 June 2020

  • Emergency funding announced for DR Congo amid new Ebola outbreak
  • ‘Once-in-a-generation’ chance to reset our link to world’s oceans: UN chief
  • Record levels of fish consumption show need for sustainable management: FAO
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UNICEF condemns in ‘strongest possible terms’ killing of children in DR Congo

UNICEF denounced on Saturday, an attack that killed 16 people, including five girls under age 15, in north eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).