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19 Dec 2017 description

Armed conflicts constitute main obstacles to sustainable development. They create enormous human suffering and make pathways out of poverty more difficult. By 2030, OECD estimates that over 60% of the world’s poor will be living in countries affected by conflict and fragility. Total disbursement to conflict prevention, peace and security was SEK 733 million in 2016. 58% of all Sida support had peace and security as principal or significant objective.


19 Mar 2015 description

The prolonged conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has often been mischaracterized by a persistent narrative featuring women as perpetual victims of systemic sexual violence and male rebel groups as perpetrators. This incomplete understanding of the situation has resulted in failures to engage in effective and sustainable Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programs in the DRC.

24 Oct 2012 description

War, political instability, malnutrition, small health budget and bad roads – reasons why the child mortality rate in the DR Congo ranks among the highest in the world are many. UNICEF’s health programme for child survival will help building up the country's health care and reduce mortality both among children as well as their mothers.

31 May 2010 description

?A singular focus on rape hampers efforts to combat sexual gender-based violence in conflict, according to new findings in a report on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). To improve the situation of women, it is also necessary to understand the context in which violence is being committed and to work with men and boys, both as perpetrators and as victims of gender-based violence.

Reporting on the conflict in the DRC has focused mainly on sexual violence against women.

18 May 2010 description


Gender based violence is fundamentally a violation against human rights. Stemming such violence will be crucial in working towards poverty reduction as well as human security. Policies and interventions aimed at combating gender based violence in its different forms; e.g.

29 Jan 2009 description

The causes of the heinous sexual crimes that are being committed against Congolese women are found in the powerful economic interests invested in the region. This was made clear by this years' receiver of the Olof Palme Memorial Fund prize Dr. Denis Mukwege when he spoke at Sida on Wednesday. His recipe for ending the violence is a greater political commitment from leaders of the Great Lakes Region.

Denis Mukwege works as chief surgeon at the Panzi hospital in Eastern Congo. The hospital receives around ten women daily, all of which have been subjected to sexual violence.

11 Aug 2006 description

The prolonged conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been identified as the deadliest in the world since World War II.

19 Apr 2005 description

More than 24 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) lack satisfactory judicial protection, a prepared by ten donor organisations reveals. The report is the first of its kind and serves as a good starting point for improving the situation for IDPs.

06 Feb 2004 description

Answering the UN's annual appeals for different countries and regions, Sida has decided to allocate EUR 36.7 million to alleviate crises in about 20 countries.
A positive change since last year is that Sudan, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo have all initiated peace processes, even though the humanitarian situation remains very serious. Apart from armed conflict, HIV/AIDS represents the biggest threat to development.

27 Feb 2003 description

Sida has just decided to allocate nearly EUR 49,1 million for disaster measures in reply to the United Nation's annual requests for aid regarding different countries and regions.