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UN bolsters security measures in volatile east

UN News - June 25, 2007

MONUC troops in KinshasaThe United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is taking measures to help the authorities bolster security in the country's troubled eastern provinces of North and South Kivu, a spokesperson for the world body said today.
The use of cash in emergency and post-emergency non-food item programs -a case study from the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance/Sarah Bailey - June 25, 2007

The appropriateness of cash and voucher-based interventions has become an increasingly discussed topic in the field of humanitarian assistance. Practitioners conventionally support the direct distribution of food, non-food, and agricultural commodities to meet the immediate emergency and recovery needs of households and communities impacted by natural or man-made disasters. The direct distribution methodology aims to assist beneficiaries with the necessary items to survive and recover from a crisis.


UN Security Council meeting with political authorities in DRC

MONUC - June 20, 2007

Security CouncilFollowing their arrival in Kinshasa on Tuesday night June 19 2007, the UN Security Council delegation have met this morning with President Joseph Kabila and acting Prime Minister Mr. Nzanga Mobutu, as well as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice, the Interior, Human Rights and Planning.
UNICEF Ambassador Lucy Liu urges protection of women and children

UN News - June 19, 2007

Lucy LiuHaving recently returned from a visit to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Ambassador Lucy Liu called on the nation's Government to bolster its efforts to protect women and children caught in the continuing violence.
Ban Ki-moon vows UN help in finding those who murdered Congolese journalist

UN News - June 16, 2007

Ban Ki-moonReacting to the murder of a radio journalist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged that the world body would fully support efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.
UN Security Council to visit DRC on June 19

MONUC - June 15, 2007

UN Security CouncilThe sitting President of the Security Council, Ambassador Johan Verbeke (Belgium) recently announced that the delegation composed of representatives of all 15 members of the United Nations Security Council will travel to Africa for a working visit from 14 to 20 June 2007, and will go in succession to Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Congo Soldiers Charged with Killing UN Journalist

VOA News - June 15, 2007

Serge MahesheIn the Democratic Republic of Congo two soldiers have been charged with the death of a journalist working for a United Nations-backed radio station. Proceedings against the soldiers started only a day after the killing, as Franz Wild reports for VOA from Kinshasa.
DRC Opposition Dismisses President's Military Reshuffle

VOA News - June 15, 2007

Joseph Kabila inaugurationOpposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have dismissed President Joseph Kabila's reshuffle of the top brass of the military as a sham. The reshuffle comes after the president urged the army and the police to ensure peace and stability across the country. But opposition parties claim the reshuffle is aimed at putting Kabila's aides in top defense positions.
UN mission deplores murder of radio journalist

UN News - June 14, 2007

Serge MahesheThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today condemned the killing of a journalist working for a UN-sponsored radio station with the largest Francophone audience in sub-Saharan Africa.
Conflict causes state of permanent displacement

IRIN - June 13, 2007

Bunia - Congo refugeesIntermittent clashes and frequent attacks on civilians by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have created a state of permanent displacement in the volatile central African country, an official of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.



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