300,000 flee ongoing violence in DR Congo in February alone: UNHCR
New York: Humanitarians issued an alert on Friday for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where heavy fighting continues to uproot hundreds of thousands of people in east of the country.
DR Congo: Guterres urges M23 rebels to respect Tuesday ceasefire agreement
New York: The UN Secretary-General has urged leaders of the M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to respect a ceasefire agreement due to come into effect on Tuesday.
DR Congo: Senior UN rights official calls on authorities to stop ‘appalling’ violence
New York: A top UN human rights official called on authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to redouble efforts to promote intercommunal trust amid a spate of deadly attacks targeting civilians.
Pope Francis in DR Congo: WFP highlights Africa’s biggest hunger crisis
New York: As crowds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thronged on Thursday to hear Pope Francis’s message of hope and solidarity on day three of his official visit to Central Africa, UN humanitarians warned that aid agencies face growing demands and shrinking funds in DRC - Africa’s biggest hunger crisis.
UN chief ‘deeply saddened’ by deaths amid floods in DR Congo
New York: The UN chief is “deeply saddened” by the loss of life and heavy damage triggered in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during the worst floods to hit the country since 2019, his spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Security ‘one of the most significant challenges’ in DR Congo, Security Council hears
New York: Despite the resilience of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), security is “one of the most significant challenges” it faces, the head of the UN mission in the country, MONUSCO, told the Security Council on Friday.
UNHCR calls for ban on forced returns of asylum seekers to eastern DR Congo
New York: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reiterated its call for a ban on forced returns to eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including asylum seekers who have had their claims rejected.
Mass displacements in eastern DR Congo threaten young lives
The lives of thousands of children in overcrowded, unsanitary camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are seriously at risk, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.
Humanitarians aid thousands in need across DR Congo; UN peacekeepers attacked by hostile crowd
New York: Despite severe constraints on access, UN and other humanitarian workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have begun helping thousands displaced by renewed fighting between the Congolese army and the M23 armed group around the eastern region of North Kivu, close to the border with Rwanda and Uganda.
DR Congo: Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ by resurgence of fighting between Government troops and M23
New York: The UN Secretary-General has expressed deep concern over the uptick in fighting between Government troops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and M23 rebels in the east, which in the past ten days have seen multiple civilians killed, “massive displacement” and four peacekeepers from the UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) injured.
DR Congo: 8 die during stampede at concert
Kinshasa: Eight people died in a stampede at a concert in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa, the head of the city police said on Sunday.
DR Congo: China sends criminal experts to halt kidnappings
Beijing: Beijing has decided to deploy criminal investigators to help halt kidnappings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after alerts were issued regarding the safety of Chinese citizens working in the African nation’s high-stakes mining industry.
DR Congo President denounces ‘aggression’ by Rwanda, calls on UN to support African-led mediation
New York: The major challenges facing humanity “complex and interlocking,” Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), said on Tuesday evening, while he also noted that the DRC had faced decades of 'agression' at the hands of a neighbouring country.
New sculpture at UN honours rights experts killed in DR Congo
New York: A powerful new sculpture unveiled at UN Headquarters on Wednesday honours the memory and mission of two human rights experts who were murdered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) five years ago.
Guterres strongly condemns attack on peacekeepers in DR Congo which left 3 dead, amid protests
New York: The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an attack on peacekeepers serving in the Stablization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) which took place during violent demonstrations at the mission’s base on Tuesday. Two Indian police officers and a Moroccan ‘blue helmet’ were killed, and an Egyptian police officer injured.