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Nepalese Superintendent in DR Congo is UN Woman Police Officer of the Year

New York: A Nepalese peacekeeper serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was on Friday named the recipient of the UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award.

WHO announces plan for ‘profound transformation' following sexual abuse allegations in DR Congo

New York: The suffering of survivors of sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by World Health Organization staff during the tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is going to be “the catalyst for a profound transformation” of WHO’s culture.

DR Congo: Lack of sufficient funding means tough choices for humanitarians

New York: Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a lack of funding, are leaving humanitarians with a stark choice over who to assist, the  UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country warned on Friday.

Violence, aid access, continues to obstruct humanitarian effort in DR Congo

New York: Violence and access constraints in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to hamper humanitarian operations in a context where one in three people need assistance, the senior UN official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

DR Congo: Abuse allegations amid Ebola outbreak ‘a sickening betrayal of the people we serve’

New York: Sexual abuse and exploitation allegedly carried out by World Health Organization (WHO) staff during the UN health agency’s response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is “a sickening betrayal of the people we serve,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General said on Tuesday. 

DR Congo President asks for materialization of ‘all the promises made to Africa’

New York: The President of Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, asked for United Nations Member States to “materialize all the promises made to Africa in compensation for the sacrifices agreed to protect humanity against global warming.”

DR Congo: President Felix Tshisekedi seeks review of mining contracts with China

Kinshasa: Wishing to get fairer deals, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) president Felix Tshisekedi has called for a review of mining contracts signed with China in 2008 by his predecessor.

Human Rights abuses intensifying in eastern DR Congo - UNHCR

New York: An alarming number of human rights abuses have been carried out against civilians this year by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

DR Congo: ‘Widespread and systematic’ violence linked to clashes over gold

New York: Rival armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are carrying out horrific sexual attacks against women and girls, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warned on Friday.

DR Congo: Grave consequences for children witnessing ‘appalling violence’, UNICEF reports

New York: The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, appealed on Thursday for urgent resources to support thousands of people who have fled armed violence in two small towns in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the past two months.

UN chief condemns deadly attacks targeting displaced people in DR Congo

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate recent deadly attacks by insurgents in the east and bring the perpetrators to account.

DR Congo: More than 170 children feared missing following volcanic eruption in Goma

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday that hundreds of children and families in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Goma district are at risk following the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.

UN denounces attack on peacekeepers in DR Congo

New York: The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned Monday’s attack on the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in which one Malawian blue helmet was killed.

UN to review deadly convoy attack in DR Congo which led to Italian Ambassador’s death

New York: The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided further information on the deadly convoy attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday in which Italy’s Ambassador to the country, his bodyguard, and a WFP driver were killed.

Three killed in attack on UN World Food Programme convoy in DR Congo

New York: The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a World Food Programme (WFP) staff member, together with an Italian embassy official, were killed on Monday during an attack on a UN convoy in the east of the country, the agency has said.