Press Releases

08 Aug 2012
UN Humanitarian Chief Amos ends visit to DR Congo with call for stronger response

(Goma/New York, 8 August 2012): The United Nations top humanitarian official, Valerie Amos, today visited Kanyaruchinya, a public site on the outskirts of Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where some 30,000 people have settled.

Ms. Amos met people who had trekked for days as they fled fighting between the national army and armed groups. Many families had left their homes with nothing and were living in extremely difficult conditions - with some...

07 Aug 2012
UN humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos visits D.R. Congo to draw attention to the deteriorating situation

(Kinshasa/New York, 7 August 2012): On the second day of a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos met Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo in Kinshasa to discuss the increased insecurity in North Kivu which in recent weeks has displaced some 270,000 people. They also discussed the Congolese Government’s priorities for the relief effort.

After Kinshasa, Ms. Amos travelled to the conflict-affected province of...

03 Aug 2012
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda

WHO: Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Rwanda

WHEN: 6 - 9 August 2012

WHERE: Kinshasa, Kigali and field visits within both countries

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is scheduled to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Rwanda from 6 to 9...

25 Jul 2012
Situation humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo - Note d’information hebdomadaire du 25 juillet 2012

Province Orientale : Un financement du Pooled Fund pour appuyer la lutte contre le paludisme dans le Bas-Uélé

Le Fonds Commun humanitaire de la RDC (Pooled Fund) vient d’allouer 375000 dollars pour l’approvisionnement en médicaments, notamment contre le paludisme, dans le District du Bas-Uélé. Cette allocation permettra à l’ONG internationale MEDAIR d’exécuter un projet d’appui à huit centres de santé pendant la période allant de juillet 2012 à juin...

20 Jul 2012
Humanitarian concerns grow over deteriorating situation in North Kivu

(Kinshasa/Geneva, 20 July 2012) The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo is deeply concerned about the impact of recent fighting on thousands of families in the eastern province of North Kivu. The volatile situation also has consequences for humanitarian access and the ability of aid organizations to deliver assistance.

On 6 July, fighting broke out again in Rutshuru Territory, with the M-23- a...