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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. more
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 ...

Torture is ‘widespread’ and likely underestimated in DR Congo: UN report

Torture is “widespread” and underestimated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and the abuse involves armed groups and State forces, UN investigators said on Wednes ...

DR Congo: China-backed cobalt mines exploiting 40,000 child workers

Kinshasa, DR Congo: China is trying to exploit children in DR Congo by forcing them to work under hazardous conditions to mine the cobalt that powers electronic devices and electric cars, ...

Human rights under threat in DR Congo and beyond, Security Council hears

New York: The resurgence of the M23 armed group has “broad repercussions” for the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo ...

DR Congo: UN envoy calls for strategy to address root causes of conflict

New York: Amid deteriorating security in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the top UN envoy in the country has called for a comprehensive political strategy ...

Thousands head home voluntarily from Zambia to DR Congo

New York: Nearly 5,000 refugees who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) four years ago, are opting to head home voluntarily from Zambia over the coming months, wit ...

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 ...

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 (U ...

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 par ...