South Sudan refugees in Congo make market vibrant success

UNHCR News - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:00
Resourceful and enterprising refugees from South Sudan have set up a successful market in a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congolese refugees perish as growing numbers seek safety in Uganda

UNHCR News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:00
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply saddened by reports of four Congolese refugees who drowned as they were seeking safety in Uganda, after their boat capsized on Lake Albert. UNHCR warns that even...
Categories: News in The Congo.

Refugees flee fresh fighting in Congo to Uganda

UNHCR News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:00
Congolese take to flimsy vessels and brave dangerous waters of Lake Albert to reach safety.
Categories: News in The Congo.

UNHCR sounds alert as fresh violence in DR Congo's Ituri province displaces thousands

UNHCR News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:00
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is gravely concerned about escalating violence in Ituri province of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), creating new displacement over the last four days. At...
Categories: News in The Congo.

UNHCR appeals for US$391 million for 'forgotten' Burundi refugees

UNHCR News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:00
Low levels of funding mean support efforts in neighbouring countries fall short of acceptable standards.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Burundi risks becoming a forgotten refugee crisis without support

UNHCR News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:00
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with its 26 other humanitarian partners, is today launching a funding appeal for US$391 million to support some 430,000 Burundian refugees during 2018. We are urging donors...
Categories: News in The Congo.

DRC Congo violence sees surge in refugees fleeing eastwards

UNHCR News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 19:00
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed by a recent surge in violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is driving large numbers of Congolese to flee eastwards to neighbouring...
Categories: News in The Congo.

Cash-strapped camp hospitals struggle to save lives in Tanzania

UNHCR News - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 19:00
Hospital in Nyarugusu refugee camp provides a lifeline not only for thousands of refugees, but also for Tanzanians who live nearby.
Categories: News in The Congo.

U.N. Condemns Congo’s Use of Force Against Protesters and Monitors

NYT Congolese News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:51
The violence erupted during protests in major cities calling on President Joseph Kabila to step down and hold free elections.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Demonstrations Against Kabila in Congo Leave at Least 6 Dead

NYT Congolese News - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 09:03
Protesters gathered in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the second time in less than a month, demanding elections and an end to Joseph Kabila’s extended presidency.
Categories: News in The Congo.

War’s Other Victims: Animals

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:35
Over decades, armed conflict has reduced animal populations in Africa more than any other factor, according to new research.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Central African refugees, exiled across the river, long for home

UNHCR News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:00
Over 60,000 people from Central African Republic have fled across the Ubangi River since fighting erupted in May.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Central African refugees, exiled across the river, long for home

UNHCR News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:00
0 Over 60,000 refugees from Central African Republic have fled across the Ubangi River to the northwestern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo since fighting erupted in May. But in Kpapko, a refugee...
Categories: News in The Congo.

Refugee children battle for education in Tanzania

UNHCR News - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 19:00
In Nduta refugee camp, a shortage of funds sees some school classes held under trees.
Categories: News in The Congo.

In Congo, 8 Killed and Altar Boys Arrested Amid Crackdown on Protests

NYT Congolese News - Sun, 12/31/2017 - 08:28
Churches had planned a peaceful march to protest President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to leave office, but security forces fired tear gas at churches and set up checkpoints in the capital.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congo Reports Arrest in Killing of 2 U.N. Experts

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 19:20
The experts, Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were investigating crimes associated with a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Ugandan Rebel Group Massacres 22 in Congo

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 14:00
The killings were carried out by members of the Allied Democratic Forces, an Islamist militant group accused of killing hundreds of people in recent years.
Categories: News in The Congo.

A Better Way to Trace Scattered Refugees

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 14:00
With 65 million forcibly displaced people, reuniting families is a daunting task. Now an organization is trying to become an eBay of refugee tracing.
Categories: News in The Congo.

The Most Dangerous Places for Children in 2017

NYT Congolese News - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 16:10
Unicef has warned of a “shocking scale” of attacks against children. Here is our coverage from countries racked by violence.
Categories: News in The Congo.

36 Burundian Refugees Are Shot Dead in Congo

NYT Congolese News - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 14:00
The Burundians had fled political violence at home but died in a clash with soldiers, according to the U.N. and a civil society group in Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.