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
- 80 per cent of school children returned to school in Ebola-affected areas
- DRC: MSF uses new medical approaches to contain Ebola outbreak
- DR Congo: Upsurge in Killings in ‘Ebola Zone’
- WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 41: 6 - 12 October 2018 (Data as reported by 17:00; 12 October 2018)
- MSF adapts to changing needs in Greater Kasai region
Mark Atterton, from CORD's UK Office, and Jules Devos, CORD's Country Director in neighbouring Burundi, have recently got back from a visit to DR Congo to assess how CORD can help in that huge country, the combined size of France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Here is their report:
"DR Congo is a country in dire need at all levels. There is little, if any functioning infrastructure - that means there are no roads, no working education system and healthcare that is so basic as to be almost useless.
The War in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has cost an estimated 4 million lives since 1998; more than any war since World War 2. The majority of deaths have been due to starvation and preventable diseases.
In January, the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo devastated the town of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Thousands fled to the nearby Rwandan border, but within days they were returning home, preferring to try and make some kind of living there, than in refugee camps.