World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo

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 2019
 
MSF response in Bangassou and Ndu
Central African Republic

MSF teams ramp up support as violence escalates

Project Update 14 Jan 2021
 
Emergency Malaria Outbreak South Kivu DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC: Violent attacks against staff force MSF to end projects in Fizi territory, South Kivu

Press Release 1 Dec 2020
 
Salamabia Sexual Violence
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF denounces ongoing violence in Salamabila

Statement 19 Nov 2020
 
Ebola intervention in Equateur province
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Improved medical response sees the end of DRC’s eleventh Ebola outbreak

Project Update 19 Nov 2020
 
Ebola intervention in Equateur province
DRC Ebola outbreaks

New strategies at work in eleventh Ebola outbreak in DRC

Interview 4 Nov 2020
 
Ebola response in Mangina
DRC Ebola outbreaks

DRC's eleventh Ebola outbreak

Crisis Update 3 Nov 2020
 
Ebola outbreak in DRC's Equateur province
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Responding to new Ebola outbreak in Équateur province

Project Update 4 Sep 2020
 
MSF supports the Ebola Transit Center in Bunia
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Six lessons learned as Ebola outbreak in northeastern DRC ends

Project Update 26 Jun 2020
 
Ebola outbreak - Bunia
DRC Ebola outbreaks

DRC's tenth Ebola outbreak

Crisis Update 25 Jun 2020
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