Support for DR Congo Refugees is ‘Vital’ – UN

The United Nations' top humanitarian official, Valerie Amos, called for increased support for the nearly half a million Congolese who have been displaced by fighting between government troops and rebel group M23 in the eastern part of the country.

The UN reports that more than two million people are now displaced across the DR Congo, the highest figure the country has seen since 2009.

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UN Calls for Help for Displaced People in East

    UN News Service, 7 August 2012

    The United Nations humanitarian chief today discussed ways to boost relief efforts to the more than 270,000 people that have been displaced from their homes by violence in the ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Humanitarian Crisis Now a 'Catastrophe' - Oxfam

    Oxfam International, 7 August 2012

    Millions of people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are now at the mercy of militias as the country's long-running conflict descends into widespread lawlessness with ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  UN Humanitarian Chief Visits Refugee Camp

    The New Times, 7 August 2012

    The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, is expected to visit a camp hosting Congolese refugees in Rwanda, in a ... read more »

  • Africa:  Aids, Armed Conflicts Worry Clinton

    New Vision, 4 August 2012

    American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over conflicts in the Great Lakes region, terror unleashed by the Lord's Resistance Army in Democratic Republic of ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UN Humanitarian Chief to Visit DR Congo and Rwanda Next Week

    UN News Service, 3 August 2012

    The United Nations relief chief will embark on a three-day visit next week to highlight the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ... read more »

  • Uganda:  UN Demands End of Foreign Support for Congo Rebels

    New Vision, 3 August 2012

    The U.N. Security Council on Thursday demanded an end to foreign support for the M23 rebels fighting against the Kinshasa government in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Kagame's Congo Dilemma

    Chatham House, 6 August 2012

    Rwanda's Congo policy is in trouble. Donors have reacted strongly to UN evidence that Rwanda is supporting Congolese rebels. Once an exemplar of post-conflict reconstruction, ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Security Council Press Statement on Democratic Republic of the Congo

    United Nations, 2 August 2012

    The following statement to the press was issued today by Security Council President Gérard Araud (France): read more »

  • Africa:  Refugees: We Do Not Dare To Go Home

    Oxfam International, 31 July 2012

    Thousands of people are now seeking refuge in Kibati, Nyiragongo territory, on the outskirts of Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Oxfam will be responding to the ... read more »