Humanitarian Concerns as DR Congo's Goma Invaded


The arrival of M23 rebels in the city has triggered widespread concern over the humanitarian ramifications in a region already beset by armed conflict, widespread displacement and attacks on civilians.
  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Fall of Goma Puts 200,000 Children At Risk

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 20 November 2012

    The arrival of M23 rebels in the eastern Congolese city of Goma on 20 November, has triggered widespread concern over the humanitarian ramifications in a region already beset by ... read more »

Fleeing heavy fighting (file photo).

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  As Fighting Reaches Goma, UNHCR Asking States Not to Return Refugees

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 20 November 2012

    As thousands of Congolese flee a rebel advance, the UN refugee agency is calling on governments not to forcibly return people to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo's North ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UNHCR Urges States Against Returning People to Eastern DR Congo

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 20 November 2012

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 20 November 2012, at the Palais des ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Civilian Protection Urged as Tens of Thousands Flee Escalation in Fighting

    Amnesty International, 19 November 2012

    As the Rwandan-backed M23 armed group advanced towards Goma and fighting resumed today around the capital of North Kivu province, combatants on all sides of the escalating conflict ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  60,000 Live in Makeshift Camp After Fleeing Violence

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 8 October 2012

    Congolese widow Josephine still finds it difficult to believe that she and her seven children managed to survive fighting in North Kivu province that has forced hundreds of ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Congolese Refugees Seek UN Help

    Rwanda Focus, 8 October 2012

    A group of Congolese living as refugees in Rwanda have petitioned the United Nations Secretary General, seeking help in what they have called "weakness, irresponsibility and lack ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Ever More Displaced People and War Casualties

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 27 September 2012

    With various regional and international initiatives under way to resolve the crisis in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the ICRC is pressing ahead with its efforts to ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Thousands of Displaced Out of Reach

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 24 September 2012

    Weather conditions and continued insecurity are hampering aid agencies' efforts to reach hundreds of thousands of people displaced by armed conflict in eastern Democratic Republic ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UNHCR Appealing for $40 Million to Help Displaced Congolese

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 18 September 2012

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 18 September 2012, at the Palais des ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Children, Young Men Flee M23 Recruitment

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 16 August 2012

    Thousands of children and young men are fleeing rebel-held areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern North Kivu Province to escape forced recruitment by the insurgents, ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Conflict in the Kivus - the Start of Africa's Second World War?

    ThinkAfricaPress, 9 August 2012

    Fighting in the DRC will lead to much human suffering, but it seems unlikely to escalate into full-blown, interstate conflict. read more »

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