Home is close, but so far away for Central African Republic refugees

UNHCR News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:00
More than 60,000 refugees have crossed the Ubangi and Mboumou rivers in the past five months, fleeing the war-torn Central African Republic.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Ugandan Rebel Group Massacres 22 in Congo

NYT Congolese News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:07
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 - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:21
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.

DRC violence drives more than 3,300 Congolese into Zambia in a month

UNHCR News - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 20:00
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about growing violence in parts of south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has driven more than 3,360 refugees into northern Zambia since 30 August....
Categories: News in The Congo.

Zambia faces crisis as thousands flee violence in DRC

UNHCR News - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 20:00
As thousands more flee violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia is now facing a growing humanitarian crisis.
Categories: News in The Congo.

UNHCR calls on DRC to protect refugees after tragic killings

UNHCR News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after a shocking shooting incident in Kamanyola on September...
Categories: News in The Congo.

36 Burundian Refugees Are Shot Dead in Congo

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 09:58
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.

UNHCR shocked over Burundians deaths in DRC, calls for investigation

UNHCR News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 20:00
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is shocked and saddened over the violent death of numerous Burundian nationals – among them likely refugees and asylum-seekers, in Kamanyola, a town in the eastern Democratic...
Categories: News in The Congo.

UNHCR witnesses massive destruction and human suffering in Kasaï

UNHCR News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 20:00
The destruction and human suffering inflicted by the conflict in the Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on an enormous scale. Last week, UNHCR staff returned from the territory...
Categories: News in The Congo.

Displaced children tell of suffering in DRC's Kasai

UNHCR News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 20:00
UNHCR estimates that 1.4 million people have been displaced as a result of conflict in the previously peaceful region.
Categories: News in The Congo.

The Power Plants That May Save a Park, and Aid a Country

NYT Congolese News - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 16:13
Near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, hydroelectric power plants provide electricity that could guard against deforestation and revitalize the war-torn country.
Categories: News in The Congo.

This land is your land - the Father

UNHCR News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 20:00
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Categories: News in The Congo.

A welcome for refugees in the U.S. heartland

UNHCR News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 20:00
Cobi Cogbill wants his kids to grow up respecting people who are different – starting with a family of Congolese refugees resettled in Arkansas.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Congo’s Specialty Brews Look to Be the ‘Future of Coffee’

NYT Congolese News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:56
Despite conflict and political instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to be one of Africa’s most promising specialty coffee producers.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Landslide in Congo Kills Dozens, Official Says

NYT Congolese News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:51
After heavy rains, the landslide buried about 50 households in the village of Tora, in an eastern area of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Categories: News in The Congo.

With Conrad on the Congo River

NYT Congolese News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:11
What counts as progress? I traveled to Africa to see what has, and hasn’t, changed since the author’s visit over a century ago.
Categories: News in The Congo.

U.S. Urges U.N. to Conduct ‘Full Investigation’ Into Killings of 2 Investigators in Congo

NYT Congolese News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:21
An internal inquiry absolves the United Nations, suggests that the investigators did not take security measures, and fails to identify the killers.
Categories: News in The Congo.

Chaos in Central African Republic Imperils Aid Groups’ Work

NYT Congolese News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:06
Mayhem is spreading, tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and aid groups warn that “we cannot operate in a country where we are the target.”
Categories: News in The Congo.

Angola: UNHCR starts relocating Congolese refugees from border sites

UNHCR News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners have begun relocating over 33,000 Congolese refugees from over-crowded reception centers in northern Angola to a newly established settlement in Lóvua – some...
Categories: News in The Congo.

Modern technology helping refugees in Angola get aid fast

UNHCR News - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:00
Bar code technology, commonly used in supermarkets is enabling UNHCR and its partners speed up the delivery of vital assistance to Congolese refugees
Categories: News in The Congo.