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DR Congo: UN refugee chief urges end to fighting displacing hundreds of thousands

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has called for an end to fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and pledged to help improve conditions in camps there for tens of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs).

DR Congo: UN refugee agency opens new office in North Kivu amid fighting

The United Nations refugee agency has opened a new field office to help displaced Congolese in the volatile province of North Kivu amid a fresh outbreak of fighting in the area.

UN trains Congolese traffic police in Ituri

Aiming to reduce traffic accidents and foster respect for the rules of the road, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has completed training of nearly 50 police officers in Ituri province.

DR Congo: UNICEF and its partner help free over 230 children from militia

Two hundred and thirty two children have been freed from Mayi Mayi forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with help from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partner, Save the Children – but the UN agency warned that more must be done to end the use of underage conscripts in fighting in the country's troubled Kivu provinces.

Secretary-General lauds DR Congo-Rwanda agreement on threats to peace

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the Governments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda for reaching agreement on a common approach to end threats to peace and stability in the two countries and the region.

DR Congo: UN official meets authorities in North Kivu

Aiming to facilitate efforts to achieve a lasting solution to the crisis in the strife-torn North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations official has held meeting with local authorities there.

Last of Congolese refugees from Central African Republic return home – UN

The United Nations refugee agency today announced the end of an organized repatriation programme which over the past three years has brought nearly 5,000 Congolese refugees home from the Central African Republic (CAR).

DR Congo: UN agency concerned at military buildup in North Kivu

As civilians in the troubled North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to flee their homes, the United Nations refugee agency today warned that the humanitarian disaster there could worsen if a military build-up the volatile area leads to more intensified fighting.

‘Hate speech’ threatens to unleash ethnic violence in DR Congo – UN

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today spoke out against incitements to ethnic violence in the country and called on the authorities to take action against those responsible.

UN refugee agency starts helping Congolese return from Mozambique

The United Nations refugee agency has announced the start of its airlift of Congolese refugees from Mozambique, pledging to help all those who want to go back.