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D. R. Congo

17 current projects
11.3 m. € funding in 2022
614,000 people reached in 2022

+++ On February 13, 2024, rebels announced the takeover of the town of Sake in the eastern province of North Kivu. Since then, more than 100,000 people have fled the resulting violence to the nearby provincial capital of Goma, which already housed almost 700,000 refugees. Welthungerhilfe operates in North Kivu and in Goma in particular. We are monitoring the situation very closely and have implemented preliminary measures to protect our staf. We are examining further aid measures together with partner organizations. +++ The Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa's second-largest country by area and slightly more than six times larger than Germany. Due to its wealth of natural resources, the country could be one of the richest on the continent, but of its over 90 million inhabitants, more than 70 percent live below the poverty line. Political instability, wars, violence and corruption characterize everyday life. Health crises such as serious outbreaks of Ebola, measles, cholera and the Covid-19 pandemic also make life difficult for the population. Welthungerhilfe's work focuses on sustainable agricultural and economic development, resilience building, food security, water, health, sanitation (WASH) and emergency aid.

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Increasing harvest and solidarity in DR Congo

A project in the DR Congo not only improves farmers' yields, but also community solidarity.

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Ebola, War and Hunger

The DR Congo is experiencing the worst outbreak of Ebola in the history of the country. This is how Welthungerhilfe provides support.

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Steady Incomes Promote Peace

Agricultural projects and road construction offer people in the Congo new prospects.

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News from Democratic Republic of Congo

Publications about Democratic Republic of Congo

Education Report 2019

Knowledge is the basis for development. In numerous projects throughout the world, we ensure that people have access to education.

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Mid Term Evaluation Report: D.R. Congo (COD 1114)

COD 1114: Sustainable improvement of food security of the conflict-affected population and stabilization of the Kitchanga Region, North Kivu, D.R.

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One year with Ebola - DR Congo
One year with Ebola - Demoratic Republic Congo

One year with Ebola: the epidemic has been present in eastern DR Congo since August 1, 2018 and was now declared a public health emergency of…

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