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Remains of 17 dead found at DR Congo plane crash site, UN says

The United Nations has confirmed that the remains of the 17 passengers on board an aid flight that went down in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday have been located in the vicinity of the crash site.

Site of recent DR Congo clashes now calm, UN envoy says following visit

Alan Doss, the top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says calm has returned to Rutshuru in the country's volatile North Kivu province following last week's clashes between Government forces and armed rebel groups.

UN agency monitors mass expulsion of Congolese living in Angola

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is probing the mass expulsion of Congolese nationals from northern Angola, with as many as 85,000 people being forced across the border by authorities in the past three months alone.

Albino people in DR Congo suffer discrimination and exclusion – UN agency

Albino people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face discrimination and marginalization in their communities, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which is sponsoring a workshop to promote their rights.

DR Congo: UN says food supplies stretched to limit as thousands flee fighting

Violence and intimidation in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced at least 100,000 people to flee their homes in recent months, raising the number of displaced to more than half a million, and leaving the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) struggling to meet their needs.

All sides in DR Congo continue to violate human rights, UN report finds

Government troops, national police, foreign groups and local militia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to contribute to deteriorating human rights conditions, the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the country (MONUC) said in a report released today.

Land disputes complicate refugee return to eastern DR Congo, UN says

The United Nations refugee agency is helping to promote dialogue to ward off disputes over land in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) province of South Kivu, one of the largest issues facing refugees returning to the region.

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.