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
 
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
 
Largest measles outbreak: MSF intervenes in Kongo Central
Measles

Tackling a massive measles outbreak in DRC's Kongo Central province

Project Update 31 Jan 2020
 
DRC-Mambasa: Emergency medical and psychological care for victims of sexual violence
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Military presence leads MSF to stop activities in Ebola-affected Biakato

Press Release 24 Dec 2019
 
Measles Unit in Biringi Hospital, Ituri Province
Democratic Republic of Congo

More effort needed to stop deadly measles epidemic

Project Update 20 Dec 2019
 
Masisi, a neglected crisis in North Kivu
Democratic Republic of Congo

Extra humanitarian assistance urgently needed in southern North Kivu crisis

Press Release 16 Dec 2019
 
DRC-Mambasa: Emergency medical and psychological care for victims of sexual violence
Democratic Republic of Congo

As security situation deteriorates, MSF withdraws staff from Biakato

Statement 6 Dec 2019
 
Malawi - Advanced HIV
HIV/AIDS

AIDS death toll stagnating due to lack of testing at community level

Press Release 1 Dec 2019
Up Next
13 June 2018