With over 100 luxury rooms and all the amenities, the five-star Serena Hotel in Goma, eastern DR Congo, stands out in the capital of North Kivu province, better known as a stronghold for armed groups than a tourist destination
Democratic Republic of Congo: a @WorldVision staff member was killed in North Kivu on 16 September, and one injured in the attack, while three aid workers have been abducted the same week in Ituri. Humanitarians are #NotATarget @UNOCHA_DRC statement: [FR]
In the D.R. Congo, @MONUSCO is working to ensure all members of the community are equipped to stop the spread ✋of #COVID19 . During a recent patrol, South African peacekeepers distributed face masks and hand sanitizers to students in North Kivu. #A4P
Despite the challenges of #COVID19 , @MONUSCO continues to carry out key disarmament, demobilization and reintegration activities in the D.R. Congo . The mission recently joined @UNICEF in supporting the rehabilitation of 29 former child soldiers in North Kivu. #A4P
Despite the operational challenges of #COVID19 , @MONUSCO peacekeepers continue to perform critical duties in the D.R. Congo. Peacekeepers recently conducted long-range patrols in North Kivu to reassure the local population and meet with local civil society leaders. #A4P
1. #Ebola thread: The situation in DRC looks quite dangerous. Just days before the 20-month long North Kivu outbreak was to be declared over, a new case was diagnosed. Now the count is up to 6. Four are dead. One escaped care & is in the community, ie infecting others.
Tomorrow, 1 August, marks one year since the Government of #DRC declared an #Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province. @DrTedros , @UNReliefChief , @unicefchief & @WFPChief salute the heroic efforts of the #healthworkers on the front line ?
BREAKING: Congo confirms 4 new Ebola cases in North Kivu province, week after outbreak in northwest ends.