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The security situation at the Garamba National Park, located in the Oriental Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a source of increasing concern. In this photo, Dungu-based MONUSCO staff (right) being briefed on developments in this situation, during a fact-finding mission conducted in the park on 10 July. Park warden (left) said that armed groups operating from about 80 small camps within the Garamba reserve have been using elephant poaching for ivory to fund their activities. Seventy-eight (78) elephants have been killed in the first six months of 2014, the park warden said. Photo/ MONUSCO Piergiorgio Paglialonga
MONUSCO launches islands of stability in Geti, Ituri

Bunia, 10 July 2014: The project codenamed “islands of stability” was launched on 10 July 2014 in Geti, the territory of Walendu bindi in the south of Irumu by political and administrative delegation from Bunia along with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) under the leadership of the Chief of MONUSCO/Bunia office, Mr. M’hand Ladjouzi and the district commissioner of Bunia.

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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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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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