News concerning places in the DRC,
which is indicated in green on the following map of Africa:

See also books about the Congo Region.

News incl. lifesciences, animals, wildlife & nature

about the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Articles listed below include news from, about or mentioning the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

See also health and related news from the neighbouring Republic of the Congo, which also known as Congo-Brazzaville.

Violence putting children at risk in the Greater Kasai, DRC

Ongoing violence in the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has lead to the closure of many health centers and schools, hampering humanitarian efforts to support the nutritiona...

Women and children flee violence in Central African Republic

Ongoing violence in the Central African Republic has resulted in over 76,000 people so far, mainly women and children, fleeing north into neighbouring Chad. Many of the displaced people, particular...

04 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Crisis | Central African Republic

HIV associated with Salmonella epidemic in sub Saharan Africa

The emergence and spread of new variants of Salmonella Typhimurium has been found to correspond to the emergence and spread of HIV in parts sub-Saharan Africa. A major contributing factor to the in...

11 Oct '12 | HIV | sub-Saharan Africa

Warning of cholera epidemic spreading in West Africa

The current (Sept 2012) cholera emergency in West Africa is expected to get much worse as rains and floods create the conditions for the disease to spread faster and further. The number of cases so...

05 Sep '12 | Cholera | West Africa

Angola celebrates a year without polio

Angola celebrates a year without polio: Angola has made considerable progress against polio by working to improve disease surveillance, increase the quality and coverage of mass polio vaccination c...

10 Aug '12 | Polio | Angola

Calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

On the Day of the African Child 2012, UNICEF calls on families, communities and governments throughout the continent to protect children with disabilities from discrimination, violence and neglect,...

16 Jun '12 | Disabilities | Africa

India records one year without polio cases

India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011. India wa...

12 Jan '12 | Polio | India

Pneumococcal vaccine to combat pneumonia in DR Congo

Pneumococcal disease, a common and very serious respiratory infection, kills over a million of people worldwide every year including approx half a million young children. The Democratic Republic of...

04 Apr '11 | Pneumonia | DRC

Effort to halt polio outbreak in Luanda, Angola

In 2010, 32 people contracted polio in Angola, a disappointing turnaround from 2004, when Angola celebrated three consecutive years free from the virus and the country stood ready to be declared po...

21 Jan '11 | Polio | Angola

Mass vaccination in response to polio in Congo, DRC and Angola

Mass vaccination: Every man, every woman, every child will be immunized irrespective of their past immunization status, said WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo. - This way we can be as...

11 Nov '10 | Polio | International

Research reveals how dengue fever virus infects living cells

Dengue is transmitted by mosquitoes and infects up to 100 million people each year. People bitten by an infected mosquito first develop a fever, followed by other symptoms such as joint pain, rash ...

12 Oct '10 | Dengue Fever | USA

Launch of the National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Zambia

The Ministry of Health in Zambia and partners, including UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), have launched the Integrated National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Chawama comp...

19 Jul '10 | Measles | Zambia

Health ministers to accelerate efforts against drug-resistant TB

Health ministers from countries with the greatest burdens of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have agreed to a series of actions to accelerate efforts to halt and reverse the global epidemic of the...

02 Apr '09 | TB | International

With UNICEF, Solidarit├ęs distributes supplies in north-east DRC

Thanks to the recent establishment of an air route between Bunia and Doruma in the North-East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), distribution has begun of 25 tons of emergency relief su...

19 Mar '09 | Humanitarian Aid | DRC

UNICEF calls for an end to abductions and attacks in DR Congo

Returning from a mission to Dungu in the Haut-Uele District, Pierrette Vu Thi, UNICEF Representative in the DRC, called for all parties to do everything possible to prevent harm to children and women.

27 Jan '09 | Violence | DRC

UNICEF appeals for over $1 billion for children in emergencies

Many countries featured in the report are silent or forgotten emergencies, according to UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman. She went on to say that women and children are dying every day du...

27 Jan '09 | Child Welfare | International

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