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.

10/30/18

Rebuilding a Life Nearly Lost to Ebola

Eighteen-year-old Nadej lives with her one-year-old daughter and seven-month-old son in a mud hut surrounded by farmlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

10/30/18

A Family Faces Ebola in a Conflict Zone

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), aid workers are confronting the tenth Ebola outbreak in the country’s history, but the first-ever in a conflict zone. The number of infected is rising at an alarming rate and at least 145 people have died since August.

10/9/18

The Refugee Fighting Sexual Violence

Earlier this year, tens of thousands of Congolese risked their lives to flee their conflict-ridden country and seek refuge in Uganda. Pema* is one of them. At the time, fighting was raging in Ituri, her home province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

8/29/18

The refugee fighting sexual violence

Earlier this year, tens of thousands of Congolese risked their lives to flee their conflict-ridden country and seek refuge in Uganda. Pema* is one of them. At the time, fighting was raging in Ituri, her home province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

8/29/18

A new mother looks for hope in an uncertain future

Mafi* holds her newborn daughter as she puts her hand gently on her little tummy. Shortly before fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo, four armed men raped Mafi and she became pregnant.

8/15/18

Syria tops the list of deadliest places for aid workers for the second consecutive year

GENEVA (August 15, 2018) -  Syria tops the list of deadliest places to be an aid worker for the second year in a row, an analysis by the poverty-fighting organization CARE has found.

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