Ebola outbreak in DR Congo declared over, now let’s tackle other health challenges: WHO chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The Ebola virus outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been declared over, thanks to a concerted national and international effort to contain the threat, the UN’s top health official said on Tuesday. The countdown to the announcement began on 12 June, […]

Villages ‘reduced to ash’ amid ‘barbaric violence’ in DR Congo, reports UN refugee agency

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Humanitarian needs are enormous in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has reported accounts of “barbaric violence”. In all, 350,000 people are estimated to have fled months of ethnic clashes between the Hema and Lendu groups, in the […]

Central Africa Republic: Violence drives thousands of refugees into neighbouring DR Congo, says UN agency

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The United Nations refugee agency is calling for urgent support for thousands of people arriving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after fleeing conflict in south-eastern Central African Republic (CAR). According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), […]