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Caption : In the Ituri District, Oriental Province, the head of MONUSCO office/Bunia, Mr. M’Hand Ladjouzi, accompanied by the District Commissioner and a delegation of MONUSCO substantive sections as well as local authorities, travelled to the locality of Gety to launch a project within the framework of the implementation of “islands of stability”. On the ground, Mr. Ladjouzi visited sites that could host the the MONUSCO team to be deployed there in the coming days and interacted with community and civil society leaders in the Catholic Mission’s Hall. Photo du jour du mercredi 23 juillet 2014
Little breakthrough in the fight against torture in Equateur Province, stakeholders notice

Mbandaka, on 15 July 2014 – A round table initiated by the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office bringing together 35 state and non-state actors in Mbandaka, the provincial administrative center, to assess the implementation of the 9 July 2011 law on the criminalization of torture in the DR Congo, noticed that little progress was achieved thus far in this area, in this particular province..
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North-Kivu province: Correction unit staff reflect on security and prisons management

Goma, North-Kivu province, 9-10 July - A reflection workshop bringing together thirty correction unit staff to reflect on the means and ways to improve security and prisons management in the North Kivu province was held on 9 - 10 July 2014.

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Recent population displacements following military operations in Bunyampuli

Banyampuli, 11 July 2014 - The Armed Forces of the DR Congo (FARDC), supported by the MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade, launched military operations in Bunyampuli, North Kivu, on 2 July 2014, against the Mayi Mayi NDC Sheka militia group, resulting in population displacements in the area.

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MONUSCO ensures capacity-building for PNC on maintenance of peace&order


North-Kivu, June 24-26 - A team of MONUSCO police officers on a mission to the territory of Walikale, North-Kivu, from 24 to 26 June 2014, held an awareness sessions and operational capacity-building for Congolese police officers on maintenance and restoration of peace and public order in keeping with human rights standards.

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Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, urges all to save children of DRC from the scourge of war

UN report on Children and Armed Conflict in the DRC
More than 6,000 children victims of conflict related violence in DRC



Kinshasa, 21 July, 2014: More than 6 000 Congolese children were victims of violence between January 2010 and December 2013, reveals a UN report on the impact of the conflict on children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, launched today in New York.

Many children were recruited to fight with armed groups. Others were raped, abducted and their schools attacked.

“Statistics are one thing, but behind every single case there is a tragedy for a child, a family, a community. I have spoken to children who served in armed groups with weapons almost too big for them and listened to their heartbreaking stories of the atrocities they witnessed and were sometimes forced to commit”, declared Martin Kobler, the head of MONUSCO.

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