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Interethnic violence has ravaged the Ituri Province in the north-east of the DRC since December 2018, generating significant population movements within the Province, and toward neighbouring Uganda

Photo: UNICEF / Madjiangar

Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned that armed militia continue to make their safe return impossible. Read more

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A newly-displaced woman in a displacement site in Bunia town, DRC

Photo - UNHCR, Denis Oulai

More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee resurgent inter-ethnic violence in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR has said. Read more

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Clinic in Mbandaka, DRC, where health care workers treat Ebola patients

Photo: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Now in its tenth month, the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to throw the support of “the whole United Nations system” into stemming the Read more

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Jémima Masika was infected with Ebola and survived.

© UNFPA DRC - Brigitte Kiaku

Ms. Masika contracted the disease while taking care of her sick aunt. “I was helping my aunt, and she was vomiting a lot. I had to clean after her several times. Then, after, I began to feel unwell. I was having the same clinical signs as the ones Read more

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A site for Internally-displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Photo by Ley Uwera - UNHCR

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has said that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes. Read more

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