DR Congo

Security Council renews UN mission in DR Congo

The Security Council on Tuesday extended for one year the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), making it a priority for the operation to protect civilians and provide support for implementation of a 31 December 2016 agreement on holding elections.

UN refugee agency scaling up support as ‘horrific’ violence in DR Congo drives thousands into Uganda

In the span of just three days – between 10 and 13 March – more than 4,000 people, mostly terrified women and children, have crossed into Uganda from crisis-gripped eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

UN aid chief urges international support to tackle ‘spiralling humanitarian needs’ in DR Congo

As fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced 4.5 million people to flee their homes over the past year and left more than 13 million in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator has called on the international community to urgently address the crisis.

Thousands in DR Congo’s Kasais to benefit from UN food, nutrition efforts, but challenges remain

Against the backdrop of severe hunger as a result of conflict in central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations emergency food relief and food security agencies are stepping up their response to assist more than 100,000 people.

Top UN official in DR Congo concerned about rising number of civilian deaths in Kasai

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today expressed concern about a reported rise in the number of civilian casualties in the central Kasai region as a result of clashes between the Kamuina Nsapu militia and the Congolese security forces.

Congolese refugees’ participation in Olympics “huge victory” for their community

The participation of Congolese refugees in the Olympics is a “huge victory”, according to members of their community.

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Security Council expresses “deep concern” at political restrictions in the DR Congo

In the lead up to the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) scheduled presidential election in November, the Security Council today expressed concern at the recent arrests and detention of members of political opposition and of the civil society.

“Dimension” main challenge for UN peacekeepers in DR Congo

The huge size of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the main challenge facing UN peacekeepers, according to their Force Commander.

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UN peacekeepers in DR Congo on alert after killing of army commander

United Nations peacekeepers in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have stepped up patrols in North Kivu province where citizens are protesting the killing of a high-ranking Congolese military official, a spokesperson confirmed today.

DR Congo: UN envoy calls for end to hostilities, focus on political process at start of visit

The United Nations Special Envoy for Africa's Great Lake's region is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to start a regional tour with envoys from the African Union, European Union and the United States to bolster diplomatic efforts for peace.