>> Today is a very tragic day for the UN family.>> 14 UN peacekeepers have been killed in an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The latest incident in an upsurge of violence that has caused a humanitarian crisis and displaced millions of people.
e attack took place in Congo's North Kivu province.
A hotbead of armed militias who continue to battle over the mineral ritch countryside, despite the end of a major war over a decade ago. UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez said he was outraged and heartbroken.>> I offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims.
>> More people were displaced in the DRC in the first half of this year of this year than in any other country in the world. And analysts fear the violence could escalate further, putting millions of people at risk from hunger and starvation.