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Justice officer from DR Congo mission Major Ahlem Bouzi wins UN Trailblazer award

The UN’s second Trailblazer award for Women Justice and Corrections Officers has gone to Major Ahlem Bouzi, an officer with the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers suspended over serious misconduct charges

The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, has suspended some of its peacekeepers following reports of serious misconduct.

DR Congo: Few worse places to be a child warns UNICEF as twins found boobytrapped

Violence against children in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has descended to a new low, amid reports that months old twins were found abandoned with explosives strapped to them.

Security in eastern DR Congo continues to worsen, Security Council hears

New York: A senior UN official warned the Security Council on Monday that the security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has continued to deteriorate over the past three months, despite a lull in fighting between M23 rebels and the national army (FARDC).

DR Congo: Armed group attacks displace nearly 1 million since January

New York: Escalating violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has displaced nearly one million people since January, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday.

UNICEF alert over ‘sickening’ levels of sexual violence in eastern DR Congo

New York: The UN Children’s Fund is calling for an urgent increase in funding to help tackle an escalating number of cases of sexual violence against children and women in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu province, where armed groups proliferate amidst heavy fighting in recent months.

DR Congo: Desperate situation facing millions displaced by armed violence

New York: Recurring attacks by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to drive forced displacement and extreme hardship for millions of Congolese, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

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.