The United Nations has confirmed fresh allegations of rape against its peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The organisation has been in the spotlight for months following allegations of sexual abuse by its blue helmets, mainly in the Central Africa Republic that now total more than 100.
More than 30,000 people displaced by fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been cut off from aid because of ongoing insecurity, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said on Thursday.
Tens of thousands of people were forced to flee Mpati in North Kivu province after fighting erupted there at the end of March between government forces and armed groups, the NRC said.
“There are more than 30,000 people displaced all over the place without support because we are for now unable to reach them because of the potential risk,” Mickael Amar, NRC’s head of mission in Congo, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.