Brandau A woman, carrying her child, walks back to her home from the fields in DR Congo’s North Kivu province. The situation in the region remains highly volatile, with civilians bearing the brunt of armed group violence. OCHA/Ivo
Guterres ‘shocked’ at massacre of civilians in eastern DR Congo
7 January 2021 - The Secretary-General reiterates his call for a global ceasefire and urges all armed groups to lay down their weapons.
26 February 2021 - The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling on all Member States to support a “sustained humanitarian pause” to local conflicts, in order to allow for COVID-19 vaccinations.