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DR Congo: eastern Ebola outbreak defeated, ‘mission impossible’ now a ‘sign of hope’

New York/IBNS: After nearly two years and 2,280 deaths, the world’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is finally over, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

UN condemns killing of Indonesian peacekeeper in DR Congo

New York/IBNS: The United Nations has strongly condemned an attack believed to be carried out by rebel militia on peacekeepers serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), which left one Indonesian ‘blue helmet’ dead, and another injured.

Assistance ramped up to DR Congo’s South Kivu as floods kill dozens

New York/IBNS: Aid is being rushed to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where deadly flooding has swept away people and homes and affected tens of thousands more, including many displaced by violence, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

First Person: DR Congo doctor prepares for latest in long line of health crises

New York/IBNS: Health professionals working with the World Health Organization (WHO) in eastern Democratic of Congo (DRC), have been dealing with the deadly Ebola epidemic since August 2018. This experience is helping them to prepare for the latest disease to arrive: COVID-19.

DR Congo: Agencies appeal for funding for refugee support and Ebola response

New York/IBNS: Urgent resources are needed to support countries in southern Africa and the Great Lakes region which are hosting more than 900,000 refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and partners said in a $621 million appeal launched on Friday.

Killings and violence targeting ethnic group in DR Congo ‘may amount to crimes against humanity’

New York/IBNS: The targeting of the Hema community in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with violence, including killings and rape, may amount to crimes against humanity, said the UN on Friday.

20 bodies recovered after boat accident in central DR Congo

Kinshasa/Xinhua/UNI: At least 20 bodies have been recovered from a boat accident taking place late Monday in Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), local authorities said.

20 bodies recovered after boat accident in central DR Congo

Kinshasa/Xinhua: At least 20 bodies have been recovered from a boat accident taking place late Monday in Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), local authorities said.

Violence in DR Congo Ebola hotspot leaves people ‘caught in crossfire’

New York/IBNS: Attacks on communities in an Ebola outbreak hotspot in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have sparked a humanitarian crisis and threatened aid distribution, the UN said on Friday, amid reports of serious civil unrest.

Armed groups kill Ebola health workers in eastern DR Congo

New York/IBNS: Deadly night-time attacks by armed groups have once again claimed the lives of frontline healthworkers helping to confront the deadly Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

UN working to prevent attacks on civilians in eastern DR Congo

New York/IBNS:Peacekeepers from the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were conducting extensive patrols in the east of the country on Tuesday, one day after demonstrators set fire to buildings to protest lack of civilian protection in the face of attacks by armed groups.

UN mission in DR Congo appeals for calm as violent protests continue

New York/IBNS: The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has met with national authorities in the wake of an attack against its headquarters in Beni on Monday, which left the building badly damaged.

Death toll in small plane crash in DR Congo rises to 29 - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The death toll in a small passenger plane crash in a densely populated district of the city of Goma in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 29, while 16 people were injured, local media reported.

DR Congo: Plane crash leaves 24 dead

Goma/IBNS: A plane crash in Goma city of DR Congo on Sunday left at least 24 people dead, media reports said.

Support 'winds of change' in DR Congo to consolidate positive developments, urges UN mission chief

New York: Recent positive trends could help transform the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into a stable country, the head of the UN operation there told the Security Council on Wednesday.