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 2018
 
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A plaster on a gaping wound

Project Update 16 Apr 2002
 
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MSF aims to re-start feeding centre after eruption

Project Update 25 Jan 2002
 
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Seven tons of MSF goods arrive in Goma

Project Update 24 Jan 2002
 
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Staff in Goma apprehensive in days following eruption

Project Update 22 Jan 2002
 
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At Goma volcano site, MSF focuses on water and prevention

Project Update 21 Jan 2002
 
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MSF expands emergency medical relief toCongolese displaced by volcanic eruption

Press Release 19 Jan 2002
 
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Lava stream hits Goma, eastern DRC - possibly 400,000 people displaced

Project Update 18 Jan 2002
 
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More staff en route to volcano site in Goma

Project Update 18 Jan 2002
 
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MSF denounces catastrophic health care situation in the DRC

Press Release 19 Dec 2001
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