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
- 155 children left orphaned or separated from their parents in DRC’s latest Ebola outbreak
- Plot, poison, or curse? Ebola rumours spread in Congo
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 7
- Ebola strikes big city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and WHO scales up response to new threat
- 155 enfants sont orphelins ou séparés de leurs parents suite à la dernière épidémie d’Ebola en RDC
Des millions de personnes touchées par la crise humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont exposées à une aggravation de la faim et à une augmentation des maladies et des décès en raison d’un manque crucial de financement de la réponse humanitaire, alerte une coalition réunissant 20 ONG internationales à l’occasion de la conférence des bailleurs se réunissant ce jour à Genève.
Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.
Apart from some fading roadside signage and the occasional battered Land Cruiser, there’s not much sign of Concern’s presence in Masisi, Democratic Republic of Congo. At least not at first glance.
Written by Kieran McConville
Broken and disused water pumps all over the developing world stand as rusty testaments to the futility of the “easy fix.” Turns out, if you want to bring about meaningful change, it gets a bit more complicated — and a lot more interesting.
Written by Kristin Myers
High in the hills of Masisi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), thousands of families have found safety — but still face hunger.
Among the thousands of people that live in Katale, a town located in Masisi territory in the DRC’s North Kivu Province, there is one superwoman.
Nestled in the centre of the African continent lies the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a vast country whose recent history has been one of conflict and corruption. The country was plagued by civil war from 1997 to 2003, and since then conflict has persisted in the east of the country. In the Masisi territory, inter-ethnic conflict is widespread and recent years have witnessed the proliferation of multiple armed groups.
Written by Masha Hamilton, Vice President of Communications
The 2015 Global Hunger Index reveals the need for peace to end hunger.
Conflict is the main cause of enduring severe hunger, so diplomacy that leads to conflict prevention and resolution is critical to making sure the global humanitarian system can end famine and starvation by 2030, according to this year’s Global Hunger Index, now in its 10th year of monitoring hunger levels throughout the world.
By Charlie Walker, Emergency Program Coordinator, Concern Worldwide DRC
Masisi, Democratic Republic of Congo— For many, life in Masisi in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a constant cycle of violence, displacement, and return. Many villages are affected time and time again as armed groups take territory, are forced out in subsequent clashes, and return to the bush.
The humanitarian situation for communities in eastern DRC remains precarious, with wide-spread displacement and many unable to access basic services. With needs so great, the urgency to provide assistance is clear. However, it must be delivered in accordance with humanitarian principles, in particular neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.
Message from the Chairperson
As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.
Populations in eastern DRC have faced serious humanitarian consequences resulting from years of conflict and instability. In Masisi territory in the province of North Kivu, Concern Worldwide has provided emergency assistance since 2008 in order to respond to humanitarian needs created by cycles of displacement and return. From August 2012 to August 2013, Concern provided three types of cash-based assistance – vouchers that could be exchanged for a wide variety of household goods, seeds and school fees; unconditional cash transfers; and cash for work (CFW).
- 1. Introduction
After a disputed presidential elections held in November 2011 the incumbent president, Joseph Kabila, was declared the official winner in December 2011. The government is a coalition government represented by 20 parties with the president’s party the Parti du peuple pour la reconstruction et la démocratie (PPRD) holding the most ministerial posts. With a weakened opposition and continued divisions there is little to oppose the present government.
L’objectif de la présente étude est d’examiner les différences d’efficacité et d’impact entre les transferts inconditionnels de bons et d’argent dans le camp de Bushani, sur le territoire Masisi en République démocratique du Congo, sur un projet mis en place par Concern Worldwide.
By Julia Lewis, Area Manager, Democratic Republic of Congo, Concern Worldwide
When academics or the media criticize aid organizations for inefficiencies or promises unfulfilled, I can’t help but think about the vast and endlessly tangled complexities of this work. Crisis follows crisis, harsh realities are compounded by harsh realities, and every day there are situations where we are forced to take decisions when no option offers the perfect solution.
Foreword from the Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C. -Malnutrition among children under two years of age is one of the leading challenges to reducing global hunger and can causelifelong harm to health, productivity, and earning potential, according to the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI).
In late 2008, escalated fighting among rebels and the Congolese Armed Forces (FARCD) provoked renewed and widespread displacement in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In response to the unfolding crisis, Concern Worldwide implemented the project Emergency Assistance to Newly Displaced and Host Families in Masisi Territory using funding from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and Irish Aid.
(Updated Decemeber 1, 2008)
Ongoing instability is disrupting the efforts of humanitarian aid agencies to assist civilians uprooted by widespread fighting in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.