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Goma, North Kivu, DR Congo: International Red Hand Day: The Child Protection Section of MONUSCO in Goma organizes an awareness campaign against the recruitment and use of children by the armed forces and groups. The Deputy Head of MONUSCO, David Gressly, and Section Chiefs show their support for the collection of “red hands”. Photo MONUSCO/Myriam Asmani
 
 
 
Ministerial meeting of signatory states and guarantors of the PSCF for the DR Congo

Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Representatives of signatory states of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Region met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 28 January 2016, in the margins of the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council.
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Beni: MONUSCO finances the reconstruction of Eringeti hospital

Beni, on 28 January 2016 – MONUSCO Quick Impact Projects (Quips) delegation travelled to Eringeti hospital, in the territory of Beni, to assess the progress made on the reconstruction of the hospital and ensure that the population of Eringeti will soon be able to visit their hospital. 

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Beni: Official launch of the rehabilitation and asphalting work on the airport runway

Beni - 27 January 2016, MONUSCO launched rehabilitation and asphalting work on the Beni airport runway “Mavivi” in a ceremony attended by the mayor of Beni, Nyonyi Bwanakawa. The rehabilitation work on the Beni airport will facilitate the ongoing military operations in Beni. This airport is gradually being used for the tactical operations of MONUSCO Intervention Brigade, with the 3000 peacekeepers deployed.

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‘Very real risk of violence’ looms over DR Congo elections, senior UN official warns

14 January 2016 – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) faces “very real risks of unrest and violence” over elections later this year while confronting a “significant deterioration” of security in its war-torn eastern provinces, the top United Nations official in the country warned today.
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International Red Hand Day

MONUSCO committed to ending the recruitment of child soldiers into armed groups

 

Kinshasa, 12 February 2016 - Maman Sambo Sidikou, Special Representative of the  United Nations Secretary-General in the DRC, points out that the objective of the celebration of this day is to raise public awareness on the suffering faced by child soldiers around the world and in the Democratic Republic in particular.
« It is regrettable to note that the armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to recruit children in large numbers, thus exposing them to great risks and denying them the enjoyment of their fundamental rights. It is imperative, in the best interest of children, to pool our efforts in order to create a security and judicial environment conducive to prevention and protection of children’s rights in the context of the armed conflict in the DRC, » stated the Head of MONUSCO on this occasion.

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