Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Updates

16 December 2011
European Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs Kristalina Georgieva endorsed today a Charter, launched by leading agencies, to make deadly food crises like the one gripping East Africa a thing of the past.
People waiting to receive aid items at IFO reception center at Dadaab. Photo: Jo
10 November 2011
Communities in isolated areas of Province Orientale, in DR Congo, are particularly vulnerable to attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Security risk is high in Dungu, DR Congo. Photo: Oistein Thorsen/Oxfam
7 November 2011
Today (7th November), Kinshasa One Two an album by DRC music released under WARP records will be available to buy online at, and from selected Oxfam shops across the UK, with all profits going towards Oxfam’s work in the Congo.
26 October 2011
The widely lauded bipartisan May 2010 law that made way for President Obama’s recent decision to send troops to fight the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) must be fully enacted to include the promised full range of non-military strategies to demobilize the LRA, protect civilians and develop the region.
30 August 2011
Kinshasa One Two an album by DRC Music will be released digitally by Warp Records on 3rd October 2011 with a CD/vinyl release to follow on 7th November, to benefit Oxfam.
19 August 2011
A collective of producers led by Damon Albarn recently visited the Democratic Republic of Congo to produce a new album for Oxfam – in five days. Proceeds from the DRC Music album will help Oxfam support thousands of the DRC's poorest people.
Damon Albarn and friends record charity album for Oxfam
28 July 2011
In a new protection survey undertaken by Oxfam in areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the majority of people said they feel less safe in 2011 than they did last year.
Thousands of people in the DRC have fled from the LRA. Photo: Simon Rawles/Oxfam
9 March 2011
On the day the UN’s head of emergency response, Valerie Amos, visits the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Oxfam urges the United Nations not to fail communities cut off from much-needed assistance.
8 March 2011
On October 17, 2010, 20,000 women and men participated in a march in Bukavu to demand economic and social changes, demilitarization and the end of rape as a weapon of war. Oxfam and our partners joined women who travelled from 41 countries to attend the march.
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14 December 2010
The international community needs to act to prevent another Christmas massacre and the almost daily killing sprees by the most brutal and long-running rebel group in Africa said aid agencies in a new report released today.