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Congolese population influx into Uganda

OCHA - August 29, 2007

Congo - Uganda mapOn Tuesday 21 August some 10,000 displaced Congolese crossed the border from Rutshuru area in eastern DRC's north Kivu province into the Ugandan district of Kisoro in southwestern Uganda. While the majority numbering approximately 8,500 persons had returned home two days later on 23 August, approximately 1,500 Congolese remained in Uganda, the majority of them being women and children.
Turmoil in east, clashes in Ituri and displaced crisis in Kivu

MISNA - August 27, 2007

Two people were killed and three wounded in clashes yesterday in Ituri, the strife-ridden north-eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, between soldiers of the Congolese regular army (FARDC) and combatants of the Front of Nationalist Integrationists (FNI), around 100km north-east of Bunia.


Situation in North Katanga remains calm despite rumours

MONUC - August 27, 2007

The situation in North Katanga remains calm after the incidents on 1 August 2007, when locals targeted MONUC and UN property, causing much damage following unfounded rumours of a return of the Banyamulenge to Moba. We spoke to MONUC Kalemie chief Hendrik Bruyn, who explained the current situation in Kalemie sector and MONUC's efforts to bring calm to the local population adversely affected by rumours.


Thousands disarm and join reintegration process in Ituri

IRIN - August 21, 2007

IturiSome 3,500 more militia members from the troubled eastern Democratic of Congo province Ituri handed in their weapons during the first two weeks of August, a government official said.
Behind the violence in South Kivu

IRIN - August 3, 2007

South Kivu violence - CongoAs the attacks on UN staff on 1 August in Moba town demonstrated, tensions are running high in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While the protests were against rumours of UN support for the return of members of the Banyamulenge ethnic group, the persistent violence in the region draws in several armed groups, local and foreign. According to latest UN figures, there are over 1.1 million displaced in eastern DRC, mainly as a result of conflict.
'Pendulum displacement' in the Kivus

IRIN - August 1, 2007

Janet Furaha - IDPJanet Furaha fled the violence in her home area of Kaniola in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) South Kivu province in May to live with relatives in Walungu, but she has often returned to tend her farm.
Conviction of Government soldiers in DR Congo welcomed by UN mission

UN News - July 30, 2007

The United Nations peacekeeping mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed the conviction by a Congolese court of nine Government soldiers for killing 31 unarmed civilians last year.


South Kivu: 4,500 sexual violence cases in the first six months of this year alone

MONUC - July 27, 2007

Yakin ErtürkAccording to Prof. Yakin Erturk, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Violence against Women "the situation in the Kivus is the worst crisis I have encountered so far." Professor Erturk denounced this situation during the conference in Kinshasa on 27 July 2007.
Aid workers struggle to reach IDPs in South Kivu

IRIN - July 25, 2007

Kivu - Congo - IDPsContinued insecurity and poor roads have been restricting humanitarian access to thousands of internally displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to an official of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Security Council expresses deep concern at deteriorating security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

UN News - July 23, 2007

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council this morning expressed its deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in particular in North and South Kivu, and the serious humanitarian consequences of the violent actions of foreign armed groups, especially the Forces democratiques the liberation du Rwanda (FDLR), as well as the military activities of the "mixed" brigades.







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