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). This is page 2 of 2.

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

Pregnancy 300 times deadlier in least developed world

Women in the world’s least developed countries are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries, according to UNICEF’s State ...

15 Jan '09 | Pregnancy | Developing World

Children in conflict: Darfur, the DRC and Gaza

Childrens' organization UNICEF has expressed concern about children in areas of violent conflict, including in Gaza, DRC and Darfur (Sudan). In such circumstances, children are the most vulnerable.

30 Dec '08 | Child Welfare | International

Mia Farrow calls for access for aid agencies in Congo

Actress Mia Farrow, who has returned from a 3 day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), urged armed groups to allow aid organizations to provide life saving assistance to women and child...

22 Dec '08 | International Aid | DRC

Soccer Aid 2008 raises over £1.14 million for UNICEF

International childrens' charity UNICEF has announced that Soccer Aid 2008 raised over £1.14 million for its health, education and protection work with vulnerable children worldwide. Especially gi...

19 Dec '08 | Soccer Aid | International

Logistic effort to supply medicines to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A massive logistic operation is in progress to supply of life-saving medicines to hundreds of thousands in the DRC. As part of that effort 22 tonnes of medical supplies, including anti-diarrhoeal d...

14 Nov '08 | International Aid | DRC

WHO and health partners lead massive cholera response in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

60 tonnes of medicines arrived by plane into Kampala, the capital of neighbouring Uganda. Much of that is due to leave by road for Goma. The consignment includes Oral Rehydration Salts as well as ...

13 Nov '08 | Cholera | DRC

First emergency supplies airlifted into Goma, DR Congo

The first four planes carrying supplies to curb cholera and respiratory infections have arrived in Goma, sent from Dubai by the UK Department for International Development. Six more planeloads of s...

11 Nov '08 | Humanitarian | DRC

UNICEF delivers aid to displaced children in DR Congo

UNICEF is re-starting its humanitarian operation today and will be delivering high protein biscuits to displaced children and medical kits to people who have been newly displaced. There is concern ...

31 Oct '08 | Humanitarian | DRC

UNICEF assists 50,000 displaced people in eastern DRC

Heavy fighting in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has intensified causing massive displacement of tens of thousands of people towards Goma, the provincial capital.

30 Oct '08 | Violent Conflict | DRC

Massive international effort stops polio epidemic across 10 west and central African countries

Public health experts have confirmed that a polio epidemic in ten countries in west and central Africa - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea,...

11 Nov '05 | Polio | Africa

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