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D. R. Congo

6 current projects
6.39 m. € funding in 2018
316,000 people reached in 2018

The second-largest country in Africa is one of the world’s poorest despite its wealth of natural resources. The majority of the 80 million residents of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known as Zaire until 1997, live in extreme poverty. More than 40 per cent of children under five are malnourished, almost 1 in 10 children die before reaching the age of five. The country is defined by political instability, war and violence. According to UNICEF, 2.1 million people are currently refugees in their own country.

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Selected projects

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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More projects in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sustainable cultivation, more harvests

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: € 2,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Measures for Ebola Prevention

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2019 – 2020 | Budget: € 855,000
Institutional donors: AA

Seeds Make All the Difference

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2019 – 2020 | Budget: € 905,723
Institutional donors: USAID

Getting Ready for Returnees

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 4,158,559
Institutional donors: BMZ

Reconstruction and jobs for peace

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2015 – 2020 | Budget: € 264,507
Institutional donors: BMZ

Helping IDPs and Returnees to Farm

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: € 2,069,310
Institutional donors: AA

Reducing risk: Several pillars for small farmers

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2015 – 2020 | Budget: € 3,396,067
Institutional donors: BMZ

News from Democratic Republic of Congo

Rank in Global Hunger Index
#106 of 119 countries
GHI value 2018 for Democratic Republic of Congo
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

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82.24 million population (2019)
9.1% child mortality (2019)
-% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-8,1 Score (32.0 in 2010)
37.3 2000
37.1 2005
32.0 2010
31.0 2019

Publications about Democratic Republic of Congo

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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Final Evaluation 2012: Democratic Republic of Congo

COD 1070-08/P3395: This report examines Welthungerhilfe's project of supporting internally displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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