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
 
Everyday Emergency: North Kivu
Democratic Republic of Congo

Six years on, still no news of our colleagues held hostage by armed group ADF

Statement 11 Jul 2019
 
Emergency response in Ituri
Democratic Republic of Congo

Urgent humanitarian response needed on unprecedented crises in northeast DRC

Press Release 27 Jun 2019
 
Building trust with the communities in an Ebola affected region
Democratic Republic of Congo

Restoring trust among communities fearful of Ebola

Project Update 13 Jun 2019
 
Measles campaign in DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo

Massive mobilisation urgently needed to curb fast-spreading measles outbreak

Press Release 11 Jun 2019
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

The daily struggle for survival in DRC

Op-Ed 4 Apr 2019
 
Ebola outbreak - Butembo
Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand on the epidemic

Press Release 7 Mar 2019
 
Butembo and its surroundings, the new epicentre of the outbreak
Democratic Republic of Congo

Medical activities suspended after Ebola treatment centre attack

Statement 28 Feb 2019
 
Butembo and its surroundings, the new epicentre of the outbreak
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Second Ebola treatment centre in North Kivu attacked

Statement 28 Feb 2019
 
مركز علاج الإيبولا في كاتوا المحترق
DRC Ebola outbreaks

North Kivu: Ebola centre inoperative after violent attack

Press Release 26 Feb 2019
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