DRC Humanitarian Crisis

An escalation in violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo adds to the enormous needs of one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today, in which women are particularly at risk of rape and sexual violence. 

4/11/18

CARE calls on donors to increase commitment to humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

KINSHASA (April 10, 2018) – CARE is calling on donors to significantly increase their commitment to the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ahead of this week’s pledging conference taking place in Geneva.

4/3/18

Refugees from DRC arrive in Burundi

Over 8,000 Congolese have crossed Lake Tangyanika into Burundi since February, most travelling in small fishing boats. Aid agencies are expecting more than 15,000 Congolese refugees to arrive in Burundi, with fears the number could rise as high as 60,000.

4/3/18

Life is hard for Congolese refugees in Burundi

“I am worried I will not be able to breastfeed my baby,” said Anna, mother of little Lexige. Lexige was born only a few days ago. His home is a refugee camp in the south-west of Burundi.

2/14/18

Refugee influx into Uganda worrying, warns CARE

Majority of women have experienced or witnessed gender-based violence on their way to Uganda; dead refugee bodies thrown into Lake Albert

1/26/18

PBS: These 10 humanitarian crises got the least attention last year

PBS Newshour.com published an extensive story on CARE’s “Suffering in Silence” report highlighting the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises of 2017.

11/2/17

Ongoing Conflict in DRC Spares No one (Trigger Warning)

During my visit to Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I was visiting a health center in Miabi Heath.

11/2/17

Ongoing Conflict in DRC Spares No one (Trigger Warning)

During my visit to Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I was visiting a health center in Miabi Heath.

11/2/17

Running a Health Center in a Conflict Zone

In the past year, more than 1.4 million people had to flee their homes because of continuous armed conflict in Mbujimayi, in the Oriental Kasai province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

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