14 July 2014 - Joint Statement of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence, Zainab Hawa Bangura, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui.

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DRC: Growing up in war - child soldiers

31 March 2014 - When he was seven Dikembe Muamba* became a soldier on the orders of his uncle, a chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu Province.

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21 January 2014 - Rachel Mwanza wears her ambassador title with pride, for she knows exactly what it means to be a street child.

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20 November 2013 - On Universal Children’s Day, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and Armed Conflict, UNICEF and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) called for better protection of children affected by conflict-related violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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25 November – Press Release. At the conclusion of a seven-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, declared that at this important moment in the peace process in eastern DRC, we must seize every opportunity to better protect children affected by conflict-related violence.

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15 November – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui, will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to assess the situation of children affected by armed conflict and the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan signed by the Government to end the recruitment and use of children by the Congolese armed forces.

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25 October 2013 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui,  is deeply concerned at the findings of the report released today by MONUSCO (Mission de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo), indicating that child recruitment by armed groups is systemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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11 September 2013 - More than 550 children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have left armed groups in the past five months, the United Nations humanitarian relief arm today announced.

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 09:28

DRC: Standing up against polio

13 August 2013 - When Linda Lukambo, 21, asked his parents why they had neglected to get him the polio vaccine, “they told me, ‘we did’. So why have I got polio?” he told IRIN in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “Maybe they took me for vaccinations, but maybe not for polio.”

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2 May 2013 - Tens of thousands of displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Katanga Province have received little or no humanitarian aid in the months since having fled ongoing conflict.

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