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Globally Recognized Luminaries Lend Support to Peace One Day to Raise Awareness and Encourage Peace-building Activity in DRC and Great Lakes on Peace Day
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, 18 March 2014 – This year Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Akon and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Mary Robinson have joined with Peace One Day to harness the collective

Continued support needed to cover humanitarian needs in DR Congo, UNICEF, UNHCR and WFP warn
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, 24 January 2014 – UNHCR Assistant High Commis-sioner for Operations Janet Lim, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Yoka Brandt, and WFP Assistant Executive Director, Ramiro Lopes da Silva, during a visit...

Universal Children’s Day: Make Violations Against Children History in the DRC
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, 20 November 2013 – On Universal Children’s Day, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and Armed Conflict, the head of the UN Stabilization Mission in DRC and the Representative of UNICEF...

ECHO renews its support to UNICEF/OCHA’s Rapid Response to Population Movements
Kinshasa/Brussels, 20 November 2013: The European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) is increasing its funding to UNICEF to ensure assistance to children and their families...

DRC: Vaccination of 6.8 million children against measles in the provinces of Equateur and Orientale
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, 24 September 2013 – " To eliminate outbreaks of measles in the Democratic Republic of Congo, we must vaccinate all children from 6 months to 9 years of age against measles...

Statement: UNICEF highly concerned about the impact of fighting on children in North Kivu
KINSHASA/GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 26 July, 2013 – The resumption of conflict between the national army and armed groups (the M23 and the ADF-Nalu) in North Kivu province is a direct risk to children in and around the areas where...

UNICEF and MONUSCO condemn rapes in South Kivu
KINSHASA, DRC, 27 June 2013 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in DRC, Mr. Roger Meece and the Country Representative of UNICEF, Ms. Barbara Bentein, are deeply concerned about recent cases of rape of young girls...

Thousands of children affected by conflict take end of primary school exam in eastern DRC
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Goma/Kinshasa, 7 June 2013 - Amidst continued conflict in eastern DRC, 7,950 7,950 children from displaced, returning and host communities complete the primary school exit exam, known as TENAFEP.

DR Congo: Over 600 schools looted or damaged by conflict this year
KINSHASA, 10 December 2012 – In the aftermath of the recent fighting families and different parties involved in the conflict have occupied or looted some 250 additional schools in North and South Kivu province since September, UNICEF said today.

UNICEF needs more than US$ 133 million to respond to the crises that affects children and women in the Democratic Republic of Congo
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 7 August 2012 – UNICEF today released the update of its Humanitarian Action Report 2012 in which the organization expresses its deep concern at the situation of vulnerable populations in the DRC.

Statement: UNICEF condemns killings of children in North and South Kivu in Democratic Republic of Congo
KINSHASA/GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 22, 2012 – Around 20 children are reported among victims of recent violence in North and South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

DRC launches distribution campaign for 13.7 million insecticide-treated nets
Democratic Republic of Congo, 25 April 2012 - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its partners move forward in the fight against malaria.

DRC: new insights on how to lift children out of poverty
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 05 June 2009 - Interview with Pierrette Vu Thi, UNICEF Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on study on child poverty and disparities in DRC.

DR Congo: children will be released from armed forces and groups in the East
New York, Kinshasa, 21 April 2009- “Dramatic recent political developments have opened new opportunities for the release of child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo”.

Unprecedented mass distribution of bed nets to prevent malaria in eastern DR Congo
Kinshasa, DRC, 14 December 2009 – Over 2 million children under the age of five and their families will be among some 10 million people to benefit from the largest distribution of insecticide treated bed nets ever organised in the DRC.

DRC: Government of Japan grants US$6.68 million to support child-friendly environment
Kinshasa, RD Congo, 29 April 2010 – The Government of Japan yesterday signed a new agreement with UNICEF to make available $6.68 million to implement Education, Health, Water and Sanitation as well as Child Protection programmes in 3 provinces.

UNICEF welcomes release of 85 children from armed forces in North Kivu
Goma/Geneva, 3 February 2009 - UNICEF welcomed today the release of 85 children by the Mayi Mayi armed group in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

High malnutrition rates, a silent emergency in DRC
Kinshasa, RD Congo, 6 April 2010 - Nutrition surveys carried out in DRC have found unusually high levels of malnutrition in children living in five provinces.

An unprecedented opportunity to release all children from armed groups says UNICEF Deputy Executive Director
Kinshasa, February 27, 2009 - The Deputy Executive Director for UNICEF, Ms Hilde F. Johnson, urges the release of all children currently associated with armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Japan pledges an additional U$ S7 million for conflict-affected populations in the D. R. Congo
Kinshasa, 5 December 2008 - The government of Japan this week announced an additional contribution to help conflict-affected populations in the East of the DRC.

UNICEF calls for an end to LRA abductions and attacks in DRCongo; extends emergency responses for separated children and internally displaced persons
KINSHASA/KAMPALA, 27 January 2009 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calls for an immediate end to abductions, forced recruitment and extreme violence against children and women in North-Eastern DRC.

DRC : With the support of UNICEF, Solidarités is distributing emergency assistance to over 15,000 displaced people in Doruma
Kinshasa, DRC, 17 March, 2009 – Following the establishment of an air route few days ago between Bunia and Doruma in the North-East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), distribution began yesterday ( Tuesday) in Doruma.

Latest on the deteriorating situation in Eastern DR Congo
Latest developments and response on the situation in North Kivu/Goma as of 2 December, 2008

DRC: Rape Survivors Call for an End to Sexual Violence
On September 12th and 19th, in Goma and Bukavu respectively, for the first time in the Democratic Republic of Congo survivors of sexual violence publicly spoke out, breaking their silence.

UK gives 37 million USD to boost the attainment of MDG on Water and Sanitation in DR Congo
Kinshasa, DR Congo, 6 January 2009 - The UK grant will support the national strategy of promoting improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene in rural and peri-urban communities through the Healthy Village and Healthy School initiative.

DRC: Japan grants US $ 3 million to mitigate the food crisis and malnutrition on vulnerable children
Kinshasa, 18 March 2009- The government of Japan this week issued a new grant of US$ 3 million dollars to UNICEF in the Democratic Republic of Congo to mitigate the impact of the food crisis among vulnerable children.

DR Congo: Japanese Ambassador visits multi-million dollar Japanese-funded UNICEF projects in eastern DRC
Goma, DRC, 10 June, 2008 - The Japanese Ambassador to D.R. Congo, Ambassador Kanji Kitazawa, returns to Kinshasa today at the end of a visit to review Japanese-funded projects in North and South Kivu province in the eastern DRC.



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