Central Africa



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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A refugee mother carries her child and relief items in Congo-Brazzaville.

Photo by Frederic Noy - UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is supporting local authorities in the Republic of the Congo to provide humanitarian assistance to some 16,000 recently arrived refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Read more

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