East DRC is home to one of our Childhood Rescue pilot projects. Here we work with many amazing and resilient families. Recently the threat of violence has increased, resulting in fatalities. It is affecting many families in the area, along with our work.

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*Update 11 Ebola cases have now been confirmed

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Over 6 million

people have died from waves of war and famines over the last twenty years

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country of vast natural wealth. Its natural resources include diamonds, gold, cobalt and oil. Yet these riches have brought suffering to its people. The decades-long armed violence between government and various rebel forces nicknamed “Africa’s world war” has crippled the country.

  • Rebel groups have taken over vast amounts of land, starving civilians and crippling the nation's economy
  • Sexual violence is widespread
  • Measles and Ebola outbreaks have hit impoverished Congolese communities