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DR Congo: UN condemns attack which leaves eight civilians wounded

The United Nations mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today condemned what it called a “criminal attack” on a lorry transporting civilians in the country’s South Kivu province, which left eight civilians injured, three of them seriously.

Hundreds flee new violence in strife-torn region of DR Congo, UN agency says

Renewed fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu province today has forced the United Nations refugee agency to halt the distribution of aid to internally displaced persons and to call off a drive to register newly displaced people in the Rutshuru area.

DR Congo and Rwanda assess progress in dealing with armed groups – UN

Representatives of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda met in New York in United Nations-chaired talks to review progress in dealing with armed groups.

UN officials in DR Congo voice sadness in wake of deadly plane crash in Goma

Senior United Nations officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have expressed their sorrow and sympathy to the many victims of yesterday’s plane crash in the north-eastern city of Goma, which has killed dozens of people.

UN staff among few survivors of deadly plane crash in eastern DR Congo

Three United Nations staff members are among only a handful of survivors from today’s plane crash in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that has killed dozens of people, the UN peacekeeping mission to the country reports.

Eastern DR Congo will remain focus of mission’s resources, UN envoy says

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has made solid progress in trying to stabilize the volatile east of the country, but the continued presence of armed rebels and militias means the region will remain the overwhelming focus of its operations for some time, its chief told reporters today.

UNICEF teams up with V-Day campaign to stop rape in DR Congo

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the global movement to end violence against women and girls known as V-Day have launched a new partnership to end rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and ensure justice for the victims of this heinous crime.

Peacekeeping force in DR Congo stretched to the limit – latest UN report

The redeployment of United Nations peacekeepers to the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where critical steps are being taken to resolve long-standing conflict and instability, risks creating security vacuums and increased tensions in other parts of the country, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.

DR Congo: UN envoy calls on parties to implement commitments in Kivus

The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has appealed to the parties in the volatile Kivu provinces in the country’s northeast to implement the commitments made in recent accords and help more than one million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees try to resume normal life.