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Visiting DR Congo, UNICEF chief comes face to face with sexual violence victims

The head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) came face to face with some of the young victims of rape and violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as she continued her five-day visit to the vast African nation.

‘Inhumane’ Congolese prisons need urgent overhaul, UN official says

Long-term international support is needed to overhaul the prison system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where inmates routinely have to sleep in disease-ridden hallways and men, women and children incarcerated together, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official says.

Over 15,000 Congolese fleeing Ugandan rebel attacks pour into Sudan, UN reports

More than 15,000 Congolese have fled to South Sudan since the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) began launching attacks in north-east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

‘We want to go home,’ Congolese in Zambia tell UN refugee agency

Some 90 per cent of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in two camps in northern Zambia want to return home, the United Nations refugee agency said today after a survey was conducted in advance of voluntary returns planned for May.

Thousands of Congolese flee latest attack by Ugandan rebel group, UN says

Thousands have fled to Southern Sudan after a notorious Ugandan rebel group rampaged through a town in the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said today.

Survivors of Ugandan rebel massacres in DR Congo seek help from UN

Angry and traumatized survivors of massacres by the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which has killed nearly 1,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), today sought shelter, food, medicine – and justice – from the top United Nations relief official.

Rebels reportedly pressuring displaced Congolese to return home – UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today said it is very concerned about reports that rebels are putting pressure on those displaced by the deadly fighting in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to return to their villages.

DR Congo: UN mission condemns murder of radio journalist in South Kivu

The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has condemned last night's killing of a journalist working for a UN-sponsored radio station in the troubled Great Lakes country, the second assassination of its kind in the same city in 17 months.

Grass-roots UN project aids mothers and hungry children in DR Congo

A little-known but highly effective low-budget United Nations initiative that brings grass-roots aid to thousands of people in small communities around the world is now providing work and food for mothers with badly nourished children in a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

UN rushes aid as sporadic fighting continues in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations is rushing relief to civilians affected by the violence engulfing the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the world body’s peacekeeping mission in the vast African nation reports that fighting continues intermittently.