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13 Apr 2018 description

Today, the U.S. government announced nearly $67 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the DRC Humanitarian Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.

21 Mar 2018 description

By Annie Leverich

About 4.5 million people are displaced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), making it one of the largest displacement crises in the world.

As years of conflict further deteriorate the humanitarian situation, explore how USAID is working to reach millions of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in need of vital assistance.

24 Jan 2018 description

Press Statement

Heather Nauert

Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

January 23, 2018

We condemn in the strongest terms the violence perpetrated by DRC security forces on January 21 against church-led peaceful protests that resulted in at least six confirmed deaths, dozens of injuries, and numerous arbitrary arrests.

13 Dec 2017 description

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 16th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report underscoring the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.

04 Dec 2016 description


In Tshopo province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a peaceful game of soccer can be potentially life-threatening despite the seemingly picturesque surroundings. “If we played ball and it landed far away from the playing field, we would simply leave it because we knew that we could get injured or die if we went to search for it,” students Kakongo Zoro and Itomali Osenge told me, highlighting the problem of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) which can stay in the ground for years after fighting ends, awaiting an unlucky step.

18 Nov 2016 description

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 17, 2016

05 Oct 2016 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 4, 2016

The United States is taking the lead in meeting the unprecedented challenge of the global refugee crisis. At the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September, President Obama brought together world leaders on the margins of the UN General Assembly to galvanize additional humanitarian support, improve educational and access to lawful work for refugees, and expand opportunities for refugee resettlement.

11 Mar 2016 description

The United States announces more than $31 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for refugees from Burundi, Congolese refugees living in Burundi, and others in Burundi who are food insecure. This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the regional response to the Burundi crisis to more than $86 million since the start of the crisis in 2015.

10 Dec 2015 description

Steven Feldstein Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
New York City Bar Association
New York City
December 7, 2015

I’m pleased to be here, I’d like to thank Elizabeth Barad and the New York Bar for inviting me to deliver remarks and answer some of your questions.

I’m here tonight to talk about human rights and democracy trends in Africa. What I can say with certainty is that in the 20 months I have been on the job, no day has been the same, and every week has been unpredictable. Consider the following:

03 Nov 2015 description

This MOP presents a detailed implementation plan to be implemented with FY 2016 funds in Democratic Republic of the Congo. This document reviews the current status of malaria control policies and interventions, describes progress to date, identifies challenges and unmet needs, and describes planned activities under PMI.

05 Jun 2015 description

Posted by Dennis Hadrick

Over the years, I have visited more than 75 countries where the United States is working through our Conventional Weapons Destruction program to help safeguard communities from the impacts of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and excess small arms; Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia and Yemen to name a few. I recently made my first visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where we’re making progress toward helping the country to declare itself Landmine Impact-Free by 2017.

12 Aug 2014 description

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

August 11, 2014

05 Jun 2014 description

Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region Mary Robinson, U.S.

26 Mar 2014 description

In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to end the atrocities of the LRA in central Africa. For nearly three decades, the LRA has murdered, raped, and kidnapped tens of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

27 Feb 2014 description
Secretary's Preface