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At least 35,000 Congolese civilians displaced by fighting in South Kivu province

UNHCR - July 24, 2009

Congo refugees in TanzaniaAn outbreak of fighting in the eastern Congolese province of South Kivu has forced more than 35,000 civilians to flee their homes in the past two weeks. The latest population movement brings the total number of civilians to have been displaced in South Kivu since January as a result of clashes between government forces and Rwandan rebels, and reprisal attacks on civilians, to about 536,000 people.
DR Congo, Rwanda and UNHCR discuss returns

UNHCR - April 17, 2009

Refugees return homeUNHCR is encouraged by the strong desire of the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda to have their nationals who are now refugees in their respective countries return home. Officials of the two countries met in Goma in eastern DRC to discuss the first steps in the return of their nationals, estimated at more than 150,000. The two-day tripartite gathering, which ended yesterday, was facilitated by UNHCR.
Rwanda troops withdraw from Congo

BBC News - February 25, 2009

Congo - Rwanda borderThousands of Rwandan troops have started to leave Democratic Republic of Congo five weeks after they crossed the border to attack Hutu rebels. A ceremony has been held in the main eastern Congolese city of Goma, to mark their withdrawal.
DRC Refugees Continue to Cross Sudan South Border

VOA News - February 17, 2009

MONUC - CongoA growing number of Congolese refugees are crossing the border into south Sudan, trying to escape attacks on their towns and villages by members of the Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army.
Many Congolese Flee to Southern Sudan

VOA News - February 10, 2009

Joseph KonyThousands of people fleeing rebel attacks in the northeastern DRC are seeking safe haven in South Sudan. Members of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army of Uganda have been attacking towns and villages in Orientale Province, killing at least 900 people. Humanitarian agencies have been trying to determine the number and location of the displaced people in the province.
UN reaches villages in north-eastern DR Congo attacked by Ugandan rebels

UN News - January 6, 2009

Children in CongoThe United Nations refugee agency has reached towns in the strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the scene of bloody attacks carried out by the notorious Ugandan rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
UNHCR Appeals for More UN, Congolese Troops to Protect Civilians

VOA News - January 1, 2009

Kisangani - CongoThe UN refugee agency is appealing to the Congolese government to send more troops to protect civilians in Orientale Province in the northeastern corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army massacred hundreds of civilians in the area over the Christmas period.
UN envoy to launch dialogue between Government and rebels

UN News - December 5, 2008

Olusegun ObasanjoSet to kick off on Monday, the talks will be facilitated by Olusegun Obasanjo, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on the Great Lakes Region and former Nigerian president, and Benjamin Mkapa, representing the African Union (AU) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes (ICGLR), who is also the former president of Tanzania.
First of thousands of refugees return to Equateur

IRIN - April 29, 2005

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) repatriated on Thursday the first 109 of 57,000 refugees from the Republic of Congo (ROC) to their homes in Equateur Province, northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo





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