Archives for posts with tag: Congo

11-18-2014DRCongoIn October, UNHCR registered 1,737 incidents in the territories of Kalemie & the so-called “triangle of death.” These included the looting & burning of houses, extortion, torture, forced labour & recruitment into armed groups, sexual violence and mass rape.

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JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH: UN PEACEKEEPERS AID VOLCANOLOGISTS IN DR CONGO

Could Goma turn into the next Pompeii? Are ancestors sending warning about possible devastation? UN Peacekeepers are flying in to collect scientific information to avert further tragedy in the DRC from a least-studied volcano.

UN Works to Protect Great Apes, Habitat, amid Ongoing Instability in DR Congo

Dr. Jane Goodall: “The forests of DRC are of supreme importance in fight to slow down climate change & protect rich diversity of flora/fauna. Eastern DRC provides crucial habitat for chimpanzees & gorillas, both endangered.”

Congolese Rebel Group Says It Is Laying Down Arms

“International pressure on Rwanda seems to have made a difference,” said Ida Sawyer, senior researcher with Human Rights Watch. “They will hopefully think twice before backing yet another abusive rebellion.”

Watch Film Report: UN’s BANGLADESHI FEMALE OFFICERS IN DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo)
With sexual violence and rape at intolerable levels over the last decade in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), female police officers from Bangladesh are at a premium both to protect and empower women/girls in the country.  –WATCH–
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Blog Report: IS ANYONE IN CONGO (DRC) EXPECTING OUR HELP? By Ambassador Mo
Not even the children – they must all feel very alone after recent round of fighting, killings, rape & forced displacement. Just in last few months another half million people have been made refugees. UN’s top humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is now visiting the region. She is trying to head off a humanitarian catastrophe – as from Mali to Sudan, global response is so far inadequate. –MORE–
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Blog Report: “SUMMARY KILLINGS, RAPE, SEXUAL ABUSE & TORTURE” By Ambassador Mo
After around 4 months of fighting in the most recent cycle in the DRC presumably ignited by a military rebellion (M23) but also suspected of involving outside forces/neighboring countries, almost half a million persons have been displaced & both a human rights & humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding, with minimal political response. –MORE–
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Blog Report: FROM SARAJEVO TO LONDON OLYMPICS, By Ambassador Mo (PHOTO GALLERY)
Recalling Sarajevo’s hosting of the 1984 Winter Olympics, the UNSG made a “symbolic run carrying a torch around Sarajevo’s Olympic Stadium” before going on to London. Upon his arrival in London, the UNSG then carried the Olympic torch toward its final destination a day before official Olympic Opening Ceremonies. –More–
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Blog Report: CONGO: PROXY WARS & ATTACK HELICOPTERS? By Ambassador Mo
Rwanda & Uganda have been accused of supporting/instigating a renegade arm of Congo’s (DRC) military & former rebel group M23 in its rebellion that now threatens to overrun much of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The UN Peacekeeping force (MONUSCO) has stepped into the fight & employed helicopters to stem M23’s advance toward the largest city in area, GOMA. –More–
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Blog Report: WORLD REFUGEE DAY SEES NEGATIVE TREND, By Ambassador Mo
“2011 saw suffering on an epic scale.”  Record 800,000 people were forced to flee across borders, more than any time since 2000, part of a total of 4.3 million people who were newly displaced last year, owing to major humanitarian crises that began in late 2010 in Côte d’Ivoire, Libya, Somalia, Sudan according to Global Trends 2011, issued by Office of UNHCR. -MORE & PHOTO GALLERY-
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