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
- MSF expands care as Ebola outbreak spreads in DRC
- DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks: Crisis update - 19 November 2018
- Briefing: Problems multiply in Congo’s Kasaï
- New measures and strong partnership having positive impact on Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 46: 10 - 16 November 2018 Data as reported by 17:00; 16 November 2018
Severe humanitarian crises are affecting a number of countries across East Africa – in large parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya millions of people are living in dire circumstances. These crises are driven by drought and conflict, often resulting in large-scale displacement of people from their homes. Ireland is responding to the crises through our humanitarian assistance programme, managed by Irish Aid.
Ireland’s support to women’s empowerment in the dGender equality is both a human right and fundamental to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.
The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power T.D., today met with UN Assistant Secretary General Judy Cheng Hopkins to discuss the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission. ASG Cheng Hopkins is the Head of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office which was established in 2006 to improve the international community's support for countries emerging from violent conflict. Since its establishment, the Fund it administers has provided approximately $170 million to support peace building activities in 12 countries, mainly in Africa.
The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power TD, today announced the successful arrival of an airlift of emergency assistance to people displaced by ongoing violence in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The shipment arrived by air to Kigali, Rwanda and was transported by road to Goma, DRC, where it is now being distributed.
Minister of State for Overseas Development, Michael Kitt T.D. announced today that Ireland's response to the recent earthquake in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Rusizi of Rwanda would be through the Rapid Response Initiative.
'In the first place, I have ordered the shipment of 150 tents from our stockpiles of humanitarian supplies in Brindisi, Italy to assist the victims of the earthquake in Bukavu, DRC.