The media learned about the capture of the refugees hostage of UN staff in DR Congo
About a hundred refugees from South Sudan took hostage the staff of the UN mission in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
They are demanding relocation to a third country, said the head of the UN office in Goma, Daniel Ruiz.
Kidnapping people from August of last year I lived at the base Munigi near the city of Goma on the border with Rwanda, Reuters reports. According to the Agency, just the hostages were taken 13 UN staff.
The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) since 1999. It was established after the ceasefire between the DRC, Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda. Initially, the mission has monitored the cease-fire.
Since 2010, the decision of the UN Security Council, it was renamed the UN Mission for stabilization in DRC (MONUSCO), it provides support to local authorities in stabilizing the situation in the country and is also involved in humanitarian issues.