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The incessant activity of United Nations airplanes and helicopters at the airport of Mbandaka from where departs much of UN assistance to the Coordination of the fight against the Ebola virus. Photo MONUSCO/James Botuli
 
 
 
MONUSCO donates two vehicles to Uvira Local Administration

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Uvira, 08 May 14 – The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) in Uvira donated two vehicles Toyota Land cruiser made to Uvira territorial Administration and a local hospital, in a ceremony attended by MONUSCO/Uvira chief and the territorial administrator Mr. Samuel Lunganga Lenga. The donation is the materialization of a promise made by the Director of MONUSCO administration, Mr. Guy Siri who, when visiting Uvira on 03 - 04 April 2014 pledged to increase the local administration’s operational capacities to help them provide better medical care to a population faced with cholera.
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Bukavu: Reflections on how to improve living conditions in South-Kivu prisons

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Bukavu, 8 May 2014: Justice Provincial Division organized, in partnership with the NGO “Justice and Democracy”/RCN and MONUSCO, a workshop that brought together prisons warders in the South-Kivu province to facilitate exchange of experiences between senior prisons management, to reinforce the mechanisms for prison staff administrative and human resource management and to contribute to improving the work of the senior management of the prisons in the province. 
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Bukavu: Capacity-building for 30 FARDC Officers

South-Kivu, 09 May 2014 - MONUSCO organized between 23rd April - 07 May 2014, in Bukavu, a training for the officers of the 10th Military region of the DRC Armed Forces on new combat tactics, intelligence, information systems as well as on the role and function of the Military top management.
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MONUSCO peacekeepers rescue 14 people from a sinking boat on Lake Kivu



For several days waves had been crashing on Goma shore, when on the evening of 5th May an Uruguayan naval patrol picked up weak signals from a passenger ferryboat probably in difficulty soon confirmed by the Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (UAS) team. The images sent by the UAV (drone) showed that a boat was in distress, about 6 kilometers away from Goma and its passengers, most of them without life jackets, were in the water. MONUSCO immediately sent its speedboats and helicopters for a rescue operation. At the same time its Indian battalion rushed ambulances to the harbor. Fourteen (14) people were rescued but a dozen others were still missing as of this writing.
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Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, condemns the murder of six people in Mutarule, South Kivu


Kinshasa, 14 August 2014
– “This new attack against six members of the same family in Mutarule yesterday is unacceptable and I strongly condemn this crime,” declared Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO. 

 

MONUSCO forces have immediately been placed on alert and are joining forces with the Congolese security forces to locate the assailants in order to bring them to justice. 

 

« The Mission has increased its patrols to better protect the population. Ensuring peace is primarily in the hands of the Congolese; I therefore call the inhabitants of the Ruzizi plain to calm and restraint to avoid an escalation,” stressed the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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 Security Council : SRSG Report


The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in DRC, Mr. Martin Kobler presenting the Secretary-General's Report on MONUSCO to the Security Council at UN Headquarter in New-York this Thursday 07 August 2014.
You can watch this presentation by clicking on the link above.

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