Landmines in DR Congo Pose Challenges to Farmers

Certain parts of the country are still affected by landmines, which hinders the livelihoods of farmers and makes the transportation of food from local villages to trading centres a challenge.

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Landmines Hurt Farmers' Livelihoods

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 26 March 2012

    Landmines planted about a decade ago in parts of Kabalo territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) southeastern Katanga Province are adversely affecting farming ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Hundreds of Kisangani Residents Relocated to Minefields

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 4 April 2011

    More than 1,000 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been ordered to move to a suspected minefield because the authorities want to build shops and restaurants ... read more »

  • Africa:  In-Depth - the Landmine Hangover (document)

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 9 March 2012

    People who dared to think of a world free of anti-personnel mines used to be viewed as altruists and idle dreamers, at odds with the world's realities, in which the weapons were ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Living on a Minefield

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 4 April 2011

    More than 1,000 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been ordered to move to a suspected minefield because the authorities want to build shops and restaurants ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  The Fight Against Landmines in the DRC is a 'Moral Imperative' (press release)

    United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 5 April 2007

    World Mine Action day was celebrated in Kinshasa on Wednesday April 4 2007. Many speakers explained the dangers that anti personnel mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) pose to the ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  New Appeal to Combat Landmines

    UN News Service, 15 December 2006

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations officials and aid agencies have renewed an appeal for the remaining $19 million needed to help fund next year's effort to ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Renewed Appeal for Funding in the Fight Against Landmines

    United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 14 December 2006

    At a press conference in Kinshasa this Thursday December 14 2006, a renewed appeal was made by 18 NGO's, as well as national authorities and MONUC, for help in finding the ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Kinshasa Calls for More Support in Landmine Removal

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 7 November 2003

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has requested increased support in its efforts to rid the country of landmines. read more »

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