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Churches have expressed deep concern over reports of widespread violence around demonstrations in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Christian Aid says the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo province of Katanga is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis.
News that the M23 rebel group will become a political movement is no ‘quick fix’ solution for DRC, says Christian Aid.
Despite intermittent peace talks in neighbouring Uganda, the conflict between the DRC national army and rebels continues on the ground in eastern DRC.
Christian Aid wants the UK Government to back signing and implementation of the UN's recently proposed DRC and Great Lakes peace and security deal.
As the humanitarian crisis in eastern Congo worsens, with thousands of people fleeing new fighting, Oxfam is stepping up its supply of aid.
African Catholic Church leaders who met in Kinshasa recently say escalating violence in the east of DR Congo is causing a major humanitarian tragedy.
As rebels occupy the Congolese town of Goma, the Catholic aid agency CAFOD has pledged £100,000 to support people fleeing to safety from the conflict.
Protestant churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo have issued a "cry of distress" following increased killing and displacement of civilians.
Governments and companies must redouble their efforts to implement international supply chain control standards aimed at ending the trade in conflict minerals, a new UN report suggests.