Thirty-three M23 combatants surrendered to the UN mission on Tuesday — bringing the total number of M23 surrenders to 80 for the month of October. The head of mission (MONUSCO) Martin Kobler visited Rutshuru earlier this week after it was liberated by the Congolese army from the M23 in fierce fighting which left one Tanzanian [...]
More than half of the Member States endorsed a high level declaration toward eliminating sexual violence. The declaration, launched on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, was endorsed by 113 countries and contains a set of practical and political commitments to end the use of rape and sexual violence as a [...]
The UN refugee agency warned that recurrent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu province is uprooting more civilians and exposing an increasing number of women, girls and men to rape. CH UNTV
"The Holocaust was a turning point in the history of mankind. This was the defining moment when humanity collectively agreed that such a crime should never be allowed to happen again", Ambassador Raymond Serge Bale, Vice-President of the United Nations General Assembly (GA) said today during a ceremony today at the UN in New York, marking [...]
The opening day of the annual gathering of world leaders at of the General Assembly's high-level meeting in New York continues in the afternoon session.
Out of the 117,000 displaced from the Democratic Republic of Congo at this refugee camp in Congo, nearly 80 percent are women and children. The demand for education is high, especially for primary school children. UNICEF
The UN refugee agency to announce an urgent appeal to meet the needs of 107,000 refugees in the Republic of Congo who have fled the violence in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. FILE
In a remote village in Congo, a mobile team of health workers arrive to vaccinate, treat diseases and provide advice on hygiene. The challenge in many remote communities is the lack of health facilities, but even those that do have access, struggle to get treated. UNICEF