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Mbandaka-Equateur (DR Congo): The United Nations at the forefront in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus. UNICEF has provided hundreds of hand-wash tanks like the one being used here by the national Minister of Public Health, Dr. Félix Kabange Numbi. Photo MONUSCO/Dominique Wolombi.
 
 
 
MONUSCO assesses security situation in Mutarule after recent violent inter-ethnic clashes

Uvira, 10 June 2014 – An inter-disciplinary MONUSCO team travelled to Mutarule on Thursday 10 June, in the territory of Uvira, South Kivu province to assess the security and humanitarian situations after the inter-communal clashes that erupted there on the night of 6 - 7 June 2014 that left 33 dead.

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South-Kivu: 83 FDLR lay down weapons and surrender with dependents on a voluntary basis


 

Bukavu, 10 June 2014 - 83 FDLR members arrived at Kigoggo on 6 June 2014 to surrender and lay down weapons on a voluntary basis after several day-walks. They showed up at MONUSCO’s office along with 225 dependents including 166 children and 59 women. They laid down 83 weapons including 8 heavy ones in an official ceremony held on 09 June to contribute, from then on, as they said, to the efforts for restoring peace in DRC and the sub-region.

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MONUSCO participates in land-related conflict resolution in Ituri


Bunia, 4-5 June 2014 – A workshop on land-related inter-communal conflict resolution was facilitated by the UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) in Bunia, the administrative center of Ituri, Eastern Province attended by traditional leaders and other local officials.

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MONUSCO trains Uvira’s young people in non-violent conflict resolution



In Uvira, South Kivu province, around 30 young leaders from different local communities began on Wednesday 4 June 2014 a two-day training workshop on intercommunity conflict resolution
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Joint Statement by the Special Envoys for the Great Lakes on the FDLR
Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region Mary Robinson, U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Russ Feingold, Special Representative of the African Union Boubacar Diarra, European Union Senior Coordinator for the Great Lakes Region KoenVervaeke, and UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in the DRC Martin Kobler note the letter of April 18, 2014, signed by a representative of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), in which the author stated that the FDLR declared it would lay down its weapons on May 30, 2014, in two locations in North and South Kivu.  Reports indicate that no such activity took place in South Kivu, and up until now, an insignificant number of low ranking combatants surrendered in North Kivu.
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MONUC Denounces Events in Mbandaka

 

Kinshasa, 5 April 2010 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for DRC, Alan Doss expressed his deep concern about the situation prevailing in Mbandaka, Equateur province, attacked by a rebel group on 4 April last.

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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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