Press Releases

24 May 2013
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-Wha Kang, to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo [EN/FR]

WHAT: Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo

WHO: Kyung-wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHEN: 27 to 30 May 2013

WHERE: Kinshasa and visits in the field

The Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms Kyung-wha Kang, is scheduled to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from 27 to 30 May 2013. The four-day...

23 May 2013
DR Congo: Top Humanitarian Official calls for protection of civilians

(Goma, 23 May 2013): Humanitarian Coordinator Moustapha Soumaré is calling for all parties to respect international humanitarian law after three people were killed and 14 wounded by shells dropped north-west of the city of Goma on 22 May.

On 22 May, three shells exploded in the crowded neighborhood of Ndosho, located in the north-west of the city of Goma killing three people and wounding another ten. The explosions, which took place next to churches...

23 May 2013
Top Humanitarian Official calls for protection of civilians

(Goma, 23 May 2013): Humanitarian Coordinator Moustapha Soumaré is calling for all parties to respect international humanitarian law after three people were killed and 14 wounded by shells dropped north-west of the city of Goma on 22 May.

On 22 May, three shells exploded in the crowded neighborhood of Ndosho, located in the north-west of the city of Goma killing three people and wounding another ten. The explosions, which took place next to churches...

27 Mar 2013
Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province de l’Equateur N° 09/13, 27 mars 2013

Faits saillants

• Au 26 mars, plus de 30 000 réfugiés centrafricains enregistrés au nord de la province

• 5 000 réfugiés dont beaucoup de militaires sont arrivés en trois jours dans la ville de Zongo

• Plus de 60 000 réfugiés congolais rapatriés de la République du Congo vers l’Equateur depuis mai 2012

• La piste de Dongo n’est toujours réhabilitée, les activités humanitaires sont freinées

19 Mar 2013
Funding the transition, a major innovation for the humanitarian community in DR Congo

(Kinshasa, 19 March 2013): The Common Humanitarian Fund of the Democratic Republic of Congo has allocated USD 70 million to United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations, traditionally specialized in emergency interventions, to finance long-term projects, a major innovation for the DRC, a country that is plagued with a multi- faceted and complex humanitarian crisis.

After years of responding only to emergencies, humanitarian organizations will now be...