UN Warns of Humanitarian Crisis in DR Congo

A surge in violence between ethnic groups has displaced thousands of people, creating a serious humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country.
  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Fighting Triggers Humanitarian Crisis

    UN News Service, 4 January 2013

    The substantial increase in violence among ethnic groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led to a serious humanitarian crisis, displacing thousands of people who ... read more »

At the Kanyaruchinya internally displaced persons camp in Goma, a young boy waits to fill his containers at a water distribution area.

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Humanitarian Situation in Eastern DR Congo Remains 'Extremely Worrying' - UN Official

    UN News Service, 3 December 2012

    The humanitarian situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains "extremely worrying," a United Nations official said today, with at least 130,000 displaced ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Are Congolese Refugees Losing Hope?

    The New Times, 4 January 2013

    The Democratic Republic of Congo refugees who are being sheltered at Nkamira transit centre in western province have lost hope of their country stabilising again for them to return ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  U.S. Scholars Petition President to Protect Civilians in DR Congo

    Association of Concerned African Scholars, 11 December 2012

    More than 200 academic specialist scholars of Africa have called on President Obama to take action through the United Nations to protect civilians in the conflict zone of eastern ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Humanitarian Needs Could Rise If Situation in Eastern DR Congo Remains Unresolved - UN

    UN News Service, 29 November 2012

    While immediate humanitarian needs for civilians displaced by the latest fighting in and around the city of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are under ... read more »