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‘Continue working together’ UN chief urges DR Congo, as country heads to polls

New York, Dec 29 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all those playing an active political role in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to “continue working together” to ensure free and fair elections, as the country heads to polls this Sunday.

Brinkmanship, lack of compromise will only deepen DR Congo political crisis, Security Council told

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): Political brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been gripped by a recent spate of violent protests, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council Tuesday.

Sharp rise in refugee arrivals to Uganda as fresh violence flares in DR Congo – UN agency

  New York, Dec 23(Just Earth News): Fresh violence in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) forced over 2,650 refugees to cross over into neighbouring Uganda this week, five times the usual number of arrivals, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Thousands in DR Congo’s Kasais to benefit from UN food, nutrition efforts, but challenges remain

  New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): Against the backdrop of severe hunger as a result of conflict in central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations emergency food relief and food security agencies are stepping up their response to assist more than 100,000 people.  

DR Congo: UN officials hail landmark convictions, life sentences in Kavumu child rape cases

  New York, Dec 20(Just Earth News): The United Nations envoys dealing with sexual violence in conflict and the head of the Organization’s peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have welcomed the conviction of 11 Congolese militia fighters for raping dozens of children – including an 18-month-old toddler – in the vast country’s restive east.  

In Tanzania, UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to ‘blue helmets’ killed in DR Congo

New York, Dec 15(Just Earth News): The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Thursday attended a ceremony in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in honour of the country’s peacekeepers recently killed during their mission in a neighbouring country.

UN peacekeeping chief visits injured Tanzanian ‘blue helmets’ in DR Congo

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Wednesday thanked individually peacekeepers who fought to hold off an attack on 7 December in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

New Year could bring more misery to children in DR Congo’s restive Kasai region, warns UNICEF

New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): New Year could bring more misery to children in DR Congo’s restive Kasai region, warns UNICEF In the coming year, severe acute malnutrition could claim the lives of more than 400,000 children under the age of five in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s volatile Kasai region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.

UN honours 14 peacekeepers killed in eastern DR Congo

  New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday paid tribute to the Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in the worst attack on UN 'blue helmets' in recent history.

DR Congo: Over a dozen UN peacekeepers killed in worst attack on 'blue helmets' in recent history

New York, Dec 11(Just Earth News): At least 14 United Nations 'blue helmets' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history.  

UN chief condemns attack that leaves at least 14 peacekeepers dead in volatile eastern DR Congo

  New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): At least 14 United Nations 'blue helmets' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history.

UN peacekeeper in DR Congo honoured for combatting sexual violence on the frontlines

New York, Nov 16(Just Earth News): United Nations peacekeeper Major Seitebatso Pearl Block was commended on Wednesday for developing a Mission-wide, short message service (SMS) campaign to combat gender-based abuse by connecting with women in remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  

DR Congo: Security Council underscores need to bring killers of UN experts to justice

New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News): Reiterating the need to bring to justice the killers of two United Nations expert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Security Council urged the country’s authorities to continue to cooperate with investigations into the incident.  

UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catastrophe' in DR Congo's strife-torn Kasai region

  New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): Some 3.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) conflict-ravaged south-central Greater Kasai region are severely food insecure, struggling to feed themselves and in urgent need of assistance, the head of the United Nations food relief agency warned Monday.  

Widespread militia activity, political unrest drive millions from their homes in DR Congo, UN warns

New York, Oct 25(Just Earth News): Some 3.9 million people across several regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been displaced from their homes, and amid growing violence and unrest, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday that the number could rise even further.