Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018
- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
Most read reports
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 7
- DR Congo - 2018 Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu Province (September 17, 2018 update)
- RD Congo - Ituri, Nord Kivu : Etat de la riposte à l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola ( au 17 Septembre 2018)
- Ebola Response in Sierra Leone and DR Congo: two contexts, the same commitment to serving those affected
- Ebola strikes big city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and WHO scales up response to new threat
A huge influx of refugees, fleeing instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has arrived in Bulawayo this week in transit to their final destination, South Africa.
Our Bulawayo correspondent Lionel Saungweme said haulage truckers, driving from the DRC to South Africa were making brisk business in the movement of the refugees.
There has been heightened tension in the DRC since last year’s November polls, won by President Joseph Kabila, were so marred by irregularities that international observers described them as not credible.
Angolan troops join Congo fighting, say witnesses
By Mike Pflanz in Kibati and David Blair
The violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo entered a new phase when witnesses said that Angola had deployed troops against a rebel advance in the East.
Any arrival of foreign forces would mark a dangerous escalation. Under a peace accord which notionally ended the civil war in 2003, all outside armies withdrew from Congo.
Congo's warring rivals traded accusations Tuesday that Angola, Zimbabwe and Rwanda are mobilizing forces to fight in Congo, as the UN Secretary General prepares to fly into this besieged city to assess weeks of fighting that has displaced a quarter million people.
The accusations of foreign involvement, reminiscent of a disastrous 1998-2002 war that drew in eight African nations, stoked fears of a wider conflict in this mineral-rich nation.
The fighting has forced tens of thousands of refugees to struggle through the countryside with what belongings they can carry.