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D. R. Congo

20 current projects
8.02 m. € funding in 2019
850,000 people reached in 2019

The second-largest country in Africa is one of the world’s poorest despite its wealth of natural resources. More than half of the 94 million residents of the Democratic Republic of the Congo live below the poverty line. The country is defined by political instability, war and violence. Welthungerhilfe's work focuses on sustainable food security, agricultural training, road construction, social integration and emergency aid.

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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

Getting Ready for Returnees

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 4,433,169
Institutional donors: BMZ

Meeting Spaces and Professional Educations for Women and Young People

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2019 – 2020 | Budget: € 328,965
Institutional donors: UNDP

Seed Material and Drinking Water for Displaced People and Local Residents

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2020 – 2021 | Budget: € 3,745,000
Institutional donors: AA

Nutrition and Hygiene Training for IDPs

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2020 – 2021 | Budget: € 1,054,384
Institutional donors: USAID

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

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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