Democratic Republic of the Congo

CARE in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has strengthened its structure and strategy to assist the most vulnerable members of Congolese society eradicate poverty and reduce their vulnerability to social injustice. Our target groups include poor and vulnerable women, adolescent girls and boys as well as displaced and returning populations.

We are committed to promoting their fundamental rights, their full participation in the governance of their communities and in the peaceful, sustainable development of their country. Working with civil society and the government, CARE DRC addresses the root causes of poverty along the entire aid continuum.

4/26/18

Vijana Juu

Project Name: Vijana Juu

Donor: UK Aid Match

Partner(s): The Baptist Church of Central Africa (CBCA), Adventist Church

Duration: 2015-2017

Locations: DR Congo

4/26/18

A young mother starts over in Uganda

The fish market-turned-landing site at Sebagoro on Uganda’s Lake Albert is no longer full of thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, no longer a makeshift settlement where women build up temporary tents out of the traditional kitenge fabric to protect themselves from the sun.

4/25/18

SAFPAC

Project Name: Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care (SAFPAC)

Funder: Anonymous

Partner(s): Columbia University (evaluation)

Program start date: 2011 (ongoing)

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.

3/27/18

Menstrual cups make a difference for refugee women

Harriet, 25, lives in Impevi, a settlement for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. She arrived at Impevi in March 2017 with her husband, parents, and two small daughters, the youngest barely 3 months old at the time. The family had fled their home in South Sudan, walking for days to reach safety i

3/20/18

IRIN: For victims of the Ituri conflict’s sexual violence, aid is scarce

IRIN quoted Delphine Pinault, CARE Uganda’s country director, in a story about the lack of aid for sexual violence victims and refugees fleeing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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