Tag: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Rebel Fighters in DR Congo Lay Down Their Weapons, Return to Rwanda | UN Story

Foreign combatants with armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) often find it hard to return home once they decide to lay down their weapons and stop fighting. The UN Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) helps ...

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Service and Sacrifice: Uruguay’s Peacekeepers in the DRC

Natalia Gallardo is a Uruguayan peacekeeper serving with the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO.) She is one of 900 peacekeepers from the country working in the Mission and part of...

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Worst attack on UN Peacekeepers in recent history

14 Peacekeepers have been killed in the worst attack on Blue Helmets. The peacekeepers were all Tanzanian troops deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were killed in an attack in the conflict-torn eas...