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04 Jun 2013
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-Wha Kang: press remarks on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, noon briefing, New York, 4 June 2013

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I visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda from 26 to 31 May, just last week. The purpose of my mission was to help keep the global spotlight on the complex and protracted humanitarian emergency in the DRC.

In the DRC, I visited Kinshasa and Goma in North...

31 May 2013
Les actes de violence dans l’est de la RDC durent depuis trop longtemps - sous - Secrétaire Générale Kang

(Bukavu/Genève/New York, 31 mai 2013): La Sous-Secrétaire générale des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires, Kyung-wha Kang, vient de terminer une visite de quatre jours en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à Mulamba, un village reculé de la province du Sud Kivu où les acteurs humanitaires viennent en aide aux personnes déplacées qui, ces derniers mois, ont fui les violences armées et se sont installées autour du village et chez des famille hôtes.

Mme Kang a...

31 May 2013
The brutal violence in Eastern DR Congo has gone on for too long - Assistant Secretary-General Kang

(Bukavu/Geneva/New York, 31 May 2013): The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, ended her four-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Mulamba, a remote village in the eastern province of South Kivu, where humanitarian actors are assisting people who have fled armed violence and settled around the village, and with host families, in recent months.

Ms. Kang met representatives of the internally displaced people (...

28 May 2013
Time to end the horrors of this man-made emergency – ASG Kang in North Kivu

(Goma/New York, 28 May 2013): United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-Wha Kang met displaced people at Sotraki site near Goma in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), on Tuesday. Some 3,000 people have sought refuge at the site since fighting broke out last week between the Congolese Army and the M23 armed movement. These newly-displaced people are the latest victims of a complex and protracted humanitarian crisis in...

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...