Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) faces several challenges, including high levels of poverty, continuous armed conflict in many parts of the country, disease outbreaks including the world’s second largest Ebola outbreak, and high levels of food insecurity. Nearly 13 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance due to one of the world’s most complex and protracted humanitarian crises.
Concern Worldwide has been present in the country for over two decades, providing both emergency responses and managing development programs.
*We are currently responding to the threat of COVID-19 in DRC. Find out more about our response here.
Over 4 million Congolese are registered as internally displaced, and many have been displaced on multiple occasions, further increasing their vulnerabilities and decreasing their assets. In response to these deepening humanitarian needs, we are implementing emergency and development programming in North Kivu, Tanganyika, Haut Lomami, Kasai Central and Lomami provinces.