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. 

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.

8/7/18

D. R. Congo: Ebola Virus Outbreak Endangers 300,000 Lives

KINSHASA (August 6, 2018) - CARE is deeply concerned about a new Ebola virus outbreak in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C), risking the lives of 300,000 Congolese. 37 cases, including 22 deaths, have been reported so far.

8/7/18

D. R. Congo: One of the World’s Forgotten Humanitarian Crises in Urgent Need of International Attention

A surge in violent conflict and inter-communal tensions has forced more than 781,000 Congolese, many of them women and children, to flee their homes since 2017.

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.

4/11/18

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.

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