DRC

News in Brief 19 March 2019

  • Humanitarian emergency getting bigger by the hour, warns UN food agency
  • DRC’s election of President Tshisekedi 'a momentous transition moment'
  • Mali violence ‘is worsening’ for civilian in centre and north, warns rights expert
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News in Brief 18 March 2019

  • UN will support DR Congo in addressing on-going threats to peace and security  
  • Syrians continue to suffer from one of the worst conflicts of our time: Guterres 
  • Terrorist attack in Mali condemned by UN representative in the country 
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UN will do ‘utmost to prevent and mitigate any risk of violence’ in DR Congo, pledges Mission chief

Despite the relatively peaceful passage of December’s presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Special Representative to the country told the Security Council she “remained concerned” over developments in the east, where dozens of armed groups continue to operate.

Around 260,000 children in DR Congo’s Kasai region suffering severe acute malnutrition

More than a quarter of a million children in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – and thousands of others who have fled with their families to nearby provinces – are suffering severe and acute malnutrition, and need lifesaving treatment, said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday.

News in Brief 13 March 2019

  • Damage to the planet poses growing risk to human health
  • 260,000 children in DRC facing acute malnutrition
  • Syria still living on ‘razor edge’
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DR Congo: Following second brutal assault on Ebola clinic, UN health chief vows to continue serving ‘most vulnerable’

Amidst a deadly Ebola outbreak, on Saturday morning armed militia members brutally attacked an Ebola clinic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) eastern city of Butembo, prompting a call from the UN's global health agency chief “to protect the treatment centres”.

Thousands flee fresh violence in South Sudan, many ‘suffering from trauma’

Over the past few days thousands of desperate civilians have been fleeing a fresh outbreak of violence in South Sudan’s Equatoria state, seeking safety in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), many “suffering from trauma.”

In Tanzania, UN refugee chief praises ‘regional peacemaker’ role, and efforts to welcome neighbours on the run

The head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has praised Tanzania for the long-standing welcome it offers hundreds of thousands of refugees, describing it as a “regional peacemaker” in an unstable part of Africa, that deserves more international support.

News in Brief 1 February 2019

  • Aid stepped up to Syria camp; new arrivals say terrorists blocked their escape
  • Six months into DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, top UN official praises ‘brave’ response effort
  • Biggest ever refugee waste treatment facility goes online in Bangladesh
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News in Brief 25 January 2019

  • Bachelet condemns Venezuela killings, urges restraint lest situation ‘spirals out of control’
  • DRC Ebola infections increase in two health zones as numbers decline in former hotspot
  • Alarm over violent attacks in Malawi ahead of elections
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