World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo

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We respond to emergencies and assist people fleeing violence and armed conflict. In 2019 and 2020, we responded to the country's biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, in Ituri and North Kivu provinces.

We run some of our largest programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2019, we worked in 21 of out of the country's 26 provinces and responded to one of the biggest outbreaks of measles in decades. We also worked with people displaced by conflict, and those with health problems such as HIV/AIDS.

People have little access to healthcare, and disease outbreaks are frequent due to poor surveillance and infrastructure. Violence has led to crises in the Kivus, Tanganyika and Kasai regions, and has forced millions to flee. Three of our staff, abducted in North Kivu in 2013, are still missing.

We are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in DRC.

Our main areas of activity in DRC

In 2018
 
Wadda
Democratic Republic of Congo

Nearly 200,000 people forced from homes as violence surges in northeast DRC

Press Release 4 Jun 2020
 
Ebola response in Mangina
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Crisis update - June 2020

Crisis Update 4 Jun 2020
 
North Kivu: COVID-19 Health Promotion Training
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Managing people’s fear and misinformation amid COVID-19 in DRC

Voices from the Field 6 May 2020
 
MSF Measles Intervention Baboua: Twins Elisabeth and Sophie
Measles

Measles is a steady, silent killer among COVID-19

Project Update 5 May 2020
 
Beni ebola treatment center
DRC Ebola outbreaks

New Ebola cases confirmed in DRC days before expected end of outbreak

Project Update 23 Apr 2020
 
Katwa Ebola treatment center
DRC Ebola outbreaks

How the Ebola response failed the people of DRC

Opinion 24 Mar 2020
 
Joanne Liu visiting an ETC in Butembo, DR Congo
DRC Ebola outbreaks

After the fire - how we could have better managed the DRC Ebola outbreak

Op-Ed 11 Mar 2020
 
Rho IDP site, Northeastern Congo
Photo Story

The forgotten people of Ituri

14 Feb 2020
Photo Story
 
Kambe IDP site - Ituri - DR Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo

Displaced by community violence, living in dire conditions in Ituri province

Project Update 7 Feb 2020
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