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
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- New measures and strong partnership having positive impact on Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
An airlift of International Medical Corps medical shelters and other lifesaving relief supplies departed the FedEx Memphis World Hub early this morning, bound for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a recent outbreak of Ebola has entered an alarming phase.
With the Ministry of Health reporting three new lab-confirmed cases of Ebola in the northwestern city of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo tonight, International Medical Corps continues to scale up efforts to help stop the spread of the deadly virus.
· International Medical Corps carrying out research in Democratic Republic of Congo to enhance learning about Sexual Reproductive Health during humanitarian crises
· Effort aims to reduce the number of women in conflict and disaster areas from dying unnecessarily during childbirth.
This regional inter-agency appeal aims at mobilizing the emergency response for the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013 to the Republics of Cameroon and Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC).
Immediate priorities to support the preservation of lives include the provision of food, individual and family protection, health and nutrition, water and sanitation and shelter.
September 24, 2013 - Los Angeles, Calif. – As part of its 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action, International Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy A. Aossey and Global Ambassador Sienna Miller will announce a new “First Responders” commitment to assist communities in becoming their own first responders in emergencies and natural disasters.
December 3, 2012—After a 12 day occupation that displaced over 140,000 people, the armed rebel group March 23 Movement (M23) has pulled out of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province and home to one million people. Yet just hours after the withdrawal, armed men attacked a displaced persons camp in eastern DRC, Mugunga III, which hosts over 30,000 people. These developments follow heavy fighting between M23 and government troops that has been ongoing since mid-November.
November 21, 2012—International Medical Corps has evacuated staff to safety from Goma, DRC amid heavy fighting and is mobilizing an emergency response to address urgent humanitarian needs. The rebel group March 23 Movement (M23) has seized control of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province and home to one million people, following heavy fighting with government forces since last week. With M23 looking to be headed towards Bukavu next, International Medical Corps is getting all existing DRC staff to safety.
November 20, 2012— International Medical Corps has evacuated staff from Goma, DRC amid some of the heaviest fighting in the area since 2008. The rebel group March 23 Movement (M23) seized control of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province and home to one million people, after issuing a 24-hour ultimatum for direct negotiations that the government rejected. Civilians fled the city center on Monday as heavy explosions pounded the area. This follows violence between rebel forces and government troops last week, with both sides claiming heavy losses.
November 19, 2012—International Medical Corps has evacuated staff from Goma, DRC amid some of the heaviest fighting in the area since 2008. The rebel group March 23 Movement (M23) reached the outskirts of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province and home to one million people, on Sunday night and issued a 24-hour ultimatum for the government to engage in direct negotiations. This follows violence between rebel forces and government troops last week, with both sides claiming heavy losses.
August 9, 2012 -Los Angeles, Calif.- Heavy fighting in North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced International Medical Corps to evacuate staff from Goma and Walikale. In mid-July, due to the insecurity, the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC retrieved International Medical Corps staff from Walikale and transferred them safely to Goma. With the military front now approaching Goma, International Medical Corps staff has relocated from Goma to Bukavu.
July 19, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. - Heavy fighting that erupted this week around the town of Walikale in North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced International Medical Corps to evacuate its staff to safety and suspend operations until the security situation has stabilized. The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) retrieved International Medical Corps’ staff from Walikale on July 18 and 19 and transferred them safely to Goma.
By Josh Harris, Communications Officer, International Medical Corps
By Josh Harris, Communications Officer
By Josh Harris, Communications Officer, International Medical Corps
May 3, 2012— The road to Bunyakiri begins promisingly as we leave Bukavu, the bustling commercial capital of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). I am told it was built by Chinese engineers, which explains why children point and shout “Chinois” at me as we pass through their villages. It provides a gentle start to our journey as we skirt the shoreline of Lake Kivu, shimmering in the early morning sunshine.
By Alessia Radice, International Medical Corps DRC
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become infamous in recent years as the “rape capital of the world,” known for its alarmingly high rates of sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) in its eastern region. I know it for the Congolese women and men with whom I work every day, guided by the hope that social and behavior change communication methodologies can contribute to the reduction of GBV in this conflict-affected country.
Senior Communications Officer
OCTOBER 3, 2011 – LOS ANGELES, CA - International Medical Corps has been awarded a generous donation of 100 bicycles from Reinvention Wheels, Inc. for use in a program that serves survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Reported by: Asma Awan, Program Coordinator International Medical Corps Eastern DRC
December 20, 2010 - In November Chantal, a 35-year-old mother of seven, was admitted to Swima Health Center in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is supported by International Medical Corps for emergency cholera treatment.
By: Jaya Vadlamudi, Senior Communications Officer, International Medical Corps
December 9, 2010 - Following an outbreak of polio in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where a re-emergent strain of the paralyzing disease has struck over 60 people this year, International Medical Corps has helped launch a mass immunization campaign for children under five.
Polio, which is highly infectious and often strikes children, overtakes the nervous system and can cause paralysis within a matter of hours. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis - usually of the legs.
Director, Global Communications
October 4, 2010 - Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo - International Medical Corps has been awarded $10 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through the Bienvenue aux Changements dans la Communauté (BCC) program.