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
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

Aid workers resume assistance to civilian population

Press Release 12 Jun 2000
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF gets first look at Kisangani civilian population after the fighting

Project Update 11 Jun 2000
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF calls for 6-hour ceasefire

Press Release 10 Jun 2000
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

Civilian population in Democratic Republic of Congo under fire

Press Release 7 May 2000
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF withdraws from Bunia and Ituri district

Project Update 2 Feb 2000
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

New team in Ituri

Project Update 5 Jan 2000
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

Measles epidemic hits district in Democratic Republic of Congo

Project Update 2 Sep 1999
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF investigates suspected viral hemorrhagic fever in Congo

Project Update 5 May 1999
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF evacuates teams from eastern Congo

Press Release 10 Aug 1998
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13 June 2018