Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Why are we in Democratic Republic of Congo? Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) faces several challenges, including high levels of poverty, continuous armed conflict in many parts of the country and high food insecurity. Concern Worldwide has been present in the country for over two decades providing both emergency and development programming.

Decades of clashes between armed groups have led to widespread displacement in DRC

Over four million people are registered as internally displaced, and many people have been displaced on multiple occasions, further increasing their vulnerabilities and decreasing their resilience. In response to these deepening humanitarian needs, we are implementing emergency and development programming in North Kivu, Tanganyika, Haut Lomami, Kasai Central and Lomami provinces.

Latest achievements

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Water, sanitation and hygiene

The DRC WASH Consortium, led by Concern, delivered sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene for more than 650,000 people.

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Emergency response

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Menstrual hygiene

15 year old Liliana Mwenza wa llunga and her family in in her village, Mulombwa, DRC. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
15 year old Liliana Mwenza wa llunga and her family in in her village, Mulombwa, DRC. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
15 year old Liliana Mwenza wa llunga from Mulombwa, DRC who has benefited from Concern's WASH programmes. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
15 year old Liliana Mwenza wa llunga from Mulombwa, DRC who has benefited from Concern's WASH programmes. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Mujinda Joseph (5) and the foot of his father Yumba Kalofando Banjamin in Tanganyika, DRC. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Mujinda Joseph (5) and the foot of his father Yumba Kalofando Banjamin. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Albert Mukalay, a Concern Hygiene Promoter in Tanganiyka province, holds a training session with Animateurs in Katchumbuyu, DRC. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Albert Mukalay, a Concern Hygiene Promoter in Tanganiyka province, holds a training session with Animateurs in Katchumbuyu, DRC. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Mama Kabula (16) of Mulombwa village in Manono territory, DRC. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Mama Kabula (16) of Mulombwa village in Manono territory, DRC. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Ngoy Francine, Treasurer of the Water Committee in Katchambuyu, DRC. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Ngoy Francine, Treasurer of the Water Committee in Katchambuyu, DRC. Photo: Concern Worldwide.

How we're helping in DRC

We’re alleviating suffering in DRC through our emergency response programmes and building resilience by tackling malnutrition and gender equality.

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