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The UK remains deeply concerned by the continued violations of human rights perpetrated by state agents in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including in Yumbi territory. The UK uses multilateral platforms to urge the Government of DRC to ensure those who violate human rights are held to account, including state agents regardless of their rank or affiliation.
More broadly, the UK continues to support the UN Joint Human Rights Office, which monitors and reports human rights violations in DRC. We also support protection of civilians through contributions to the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO), humanitarian funding and UK Aid conflict programming focused on stabilisation and peacebuilding. During the annual renewal of the MONUSCO mandate, the UK lobbied to ensure protection of civilians remained a central component of the mission.