Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018
- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
Most read reports
- North Kivu, DRC: MSF scales up patient care activities amid growing tensions and decreased access to healthcare
- Three years on: Girls returning from conflict in DR Congo find acceptance through education
- UN Human Rights Office says credible reports suggest at least 890 killed in western DRC violence in mid-December
- New Hope with Ebola Drug Trial
- UNHCR and partners seek US$296 million for Burundi refugee crisis
Sexual violence in Congo is the worst in the world. The sheer numbers, the wholesale brutality, the culture of impunity - it's appalling.
WASHINGTON, DC (October 24, 2007) - In Congressional testimony today, CARE called for a dramatically stepped-up U.S. role in ending longstanding conflicts in the Great Lakes region of Africa, particularly the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda.
The need for reproductive health care, including family planning, does not diminish during or after crises; rather, the need grows, while supply diminishes. Yet the health delivery system, including health care providers, donors and NGOs, often relegates family planning to a second- or third-tier intervention after the more "urgent" needs of a population are met.
By Michael Kleinman, Regional Advocacy Advisor, East and Central Africa
Occasionally I realize that I've changed. The sights and stories that once would have left me unable to sleep now pass almost without comment - the suffering caused by conflict in Darfur or elsewhere in the region almost never strikes a personal chord any more; it's simply part of the job. It's a sense of detachment that serves a purpose, a way of protecting oneself.
But sometimes it's impossible to keep that reserve, to maintain that sense of detachment.