DRC

Peacekeeping chief honours Tanzanian troops in Zanzibar, a year on from deadly DR Congo attacks

A year on from the brutal killings of 15 United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) paid a visit to some of the victims’ families on Friday, to honour the memory of the soldiers who died in what was the biggest single loss of ‘blue helmets’ in recent history.  

News in Brief 14 December 2018

  • Yemen ceasefire deal: ‘Potential’ now to restore humanitarian lifeline to millions
  • DRC pre-election violence must end, says UN Human Rights chief
  • Nicaraguan NGOs under risk from de-registration ruling – OHCHR
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News in Brief 28 November 2018

  • Negotiated two-State solution still “the only option” for Palestine: Guterres
  • Malaria control campaign launched to save lives and fight Ebola in the Congo
  • UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria pushes for answers to detained and missing persons
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DR Congo violence puts Ebola humanitarian response at risk, UN food relief agency warns

A spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned any violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that could slow down the humanitarian response to the Ebola outbreak in the vast country’s north-east, following an attack on a UN base and nearby hotels housing UN staff, in the city of Beni on Friday.

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: DR Congo Prospers from Environmental Protection

Families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being supported by their government and the United Nations to protect the environment and build what the UN Development Programme calls “climate-resilient lives.”

From DR Congo to New York City – one war refugee’s UN-aided journey

New York-based Lubunga Mwendanababo  is a US citizen, a recent graduate of Georgia State University, and manager of a furniture store in New York.  But, as a small child, he had to flee a bloody conflict in DRC, and spent 14 years in a refugee camp along with over 140,000 others. He talks about his journey, and how the UN helped along the way.

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Ebola outbreak in DR Congo conflict zone ‘remains dangerous and unpredictable’ – UN chiefs

While new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working, the epidemic remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Congolese expelled from Angola returning to ‘desperate situation’: UN refugee agency

Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Respect for fundamental rights and freedoms key for peaceful polls in DRC – UN mission chief

Confidence and consensus around key issues are still required ahead of this year’s presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Security Council heard on Monday.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak officially over, as WHO says fear of virus spreading spurred on operation

As the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially declared the end of its most recent deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus on Tuesday, Dr Renée van de Weerdt, Deputy Head of Operations at the World Health Organization’s (WHO), has been recounting how even just reaching the first victims, was a major logistical challenge.  She spoke to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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