MONUC reiterates its determination to continue fulfilling its mission in keeping with its mandate, especially regarding the protection of the civilian population and vulnerable people.
Since Thursday morning, it has deployed patrollers in the city of Goma in order to reassure the population and prevent new cases of looting and violence against the civilian population. It is also securing strategic facilities such as the airport and the headquarters of provincial institutions.
MONUC is also determined to keep open the main roads of access so as to facilitate the work of humanitarians who are to bring assistance to thousands of displaced people as a result of the conflicts in the recent days.
MONUC is committed to doing its utmost, within the limits of its means, in order to facilitate the movements of the population and to support humanitarian agencies in their efforts to bring assistance to thousands of displaced people.