The UN Mapping Report on mass killings, rapes and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo was a milestone in documenting crimes against humanity.
WHO states that it has a "zero-tolerance policy with regard to sexual exploitation and abuse."
Miners searching the site near the town of Kamituga have so far recovered 18 bodies, after heavy rains caused the artisanal gold mine to cave in, burying those working below ground.
Heavy rains lasting for days created landslides that caused three mines to collapse, burying workers underneath.
A government-led military operation against various rebel groups in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused hundreds of thousands to flee the region, amid a mounting death toll on both sides.
President Felix Tshisekedi lifted a virus health emergency in place since March to allow all businesses to reopen. Officials in his coalition government accuse him of "dictatorial abuses" for appointments he made in the army and the judiciary.
The Democratic Republic of Congo rid itself of European colonisers, but their legacy and misrule still haunts the country.
The outbreak was "the longest, most complex and deadliest" in the 60-year history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Health Minister Eteni Longondo said.
Fresh infections surface in western province of Mbandaka as Democratic Republic of Congo's dilapidated health system battles both a measles epidemic and Covid-19.
A UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo found in its annual report that at least 1.1 tonnes of gold were smuggled out of Ituri province alone in 2019.
Death toll in the east of the vast country soared in recent weeks, the UN says, as conflicts in Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu provinces spread, "with disastrous repercussions for the civilian population."
Democratic Republic of Congo's Health Minister Eteni Longondo says disease has erupted in a district of the northwestern city Mbandaka, a transport hub on the Congo River with a population of more than a million.
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