Help families in the Democratic Republic of Congo prosper
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), over 27 million people do not have enough to eat. It is one of the world’s biggest hunger crisis.
Despite being rich in natural resources, decades of violent conflict have left the DRC as one of the poorest countries in the world. On top of this instability, which has caused millions to flee their homes and lose their livelihoods, the impact Covid-19 has increased food prices - causing one in three people in the country to go hungry.
There are now more people facing a severe hunger crisis in the DRC than has ever been recorded in any country. Many of them are young children. Our teams are working to get emergency food to children facing hunger, and provide training and support to families to help them rebuild their livelihoods.
Will you help us reach people in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the support they need to survive this crisis?
In 2016, Annie and her family fled their home because of fighting and have since struggled to feed their young children. When they are able to find work, the family travels five kilometres to buy food. But sometimes, they have nothing at all to eat.
When Annie’s son, 10-month-old Mamadon, became malnourished, he needed urgent treatment. Thankfully, Annie was able to take him to the Concern-supported Kiambi health centre, where he was given emergency food to help him recover. With the care and support offered by the health centre team, Annie is confident that Mamadon can return to good health.
I am satisfied. With these treatments, he will get better and be like all the other children… after his recovery he will be healthy and will be able to go to school.
Four ways your donation can help people in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
How your donation is used
78.9% of your donation goes towards our emergency response and long-term development work, working together with people living in the most difficult situations, rebuilding and transforming lives, livelihoods and communities.
This is money spent to raise funds for Concern’s work.
Policy, advocacy and campaigns
We invest money to campaign, lobby governments, run petitions and put pressure on decision-makers to tackle the underlying causes of extreme poverty and push for change.
Funds spent to ensure Concern is compliant and adheres to the highest standards.