Yumbi in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo resembles a “ghost city” in the aftermath of a days-long massacre last month which left at least 535 victims. That’s according to Florence Marchal, spokesperson for the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO. Ms. Marchal spoke with UN News's Pascal Sim regarding the brutal inter-ethnic killings carried out between Banunu and Batende community members.
An attack on a village in central Mali earlier this week in which at least 37 civilians died, is to be investigated with the help of United Nations human rights experts, the UN stabilization mission in the country (MINUSMA), announced on Thursday.
South Sudan must bring to justice the military forces responsible for abducting more than 900 men, women and children from the east of the country, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Thursday. Hundreds of people are still missing from Gbudue and Tambura states, both of which are in Western Equatoria region, OHCHR said in a report co-authored with UN peacekeeping mission, UNMISS. OHCHR’s Julie de Rivero spoke with UN News's Daniel Johnson.
Hundreds of civilians who were taken by opposition forces in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria region during an uptick in fighting are still missing, the UN’s top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for their immediate release.
Perpetrators behind the killing of nine mostly-female internally displaced civilians, in the town of Bria, Central African Republic (CAR), must be brought to justice, the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MINUSCA, said on Friday. Spokesperson for the Mission, Vladimir Monteiro spoke to UN News's Cristina Silveiro.