COVID-19 Exacerbating Tensions in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Coalition Government, Compounding Humanitarian Woes, Stabilization Mission Head Warns Security Council

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced an additional layer of complexity and concern to the existing issues facing the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including serious tensions within the governing coalition, ongoing humanitarian crises and more violence in the east of the country, the Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) told the Security Council during a 25 June videoconference meeting*.

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