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
- 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
- IOM DR Congo Migration Health Division: Ebola Response - North Kivu Situation Report 3 (01 -15 September 2018)
- DR Congo - 2018 Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu Province (September 17, 2018 update)
- Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 20 September 2018
WRITTEN BY CARRIE WOODWARD
Highlights of the 2017 Annual Report
Pause. Think about 2017. Growing innovation. Natural disasters. Political tensions. Changing cultures. And in the midst of that, Food for the Hungry (FH) faithfully pursued the vision of ending all forms of poverty worldwide. Read the full annual report online here and read on below for some exciting highlights of FH’s year.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), some children are so hungry they have trouble concentrating on their lessons in school. Oftentimes, they may go for days without food.
Although the children are eager to learn, the pain that accompanies malnutrition makes it difficult to concentrate. Breakfast, which we take for granted, is not even on their menu. Many of them subsist on a daily diet of gruel made from corn paste. A staggering 46 percent of children under the age of 5 are stunted in their growth or are severely malnourished.
What the average person knows about the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is that it is somewhere in central Africa. It might be a stretch to include the word “central,” so let’s take a moment to gain just a bit more understanding.
At one-quarter the size of the U.S., the DRC is the eleventh largest country in the world. It lies on the northeastern border of Angola and, contrary to popular belief, is not landlocked. Its 37 kilometers of coastline is home to the seaport of Banana.
Food for the Hungry Programs Inspire Hope and End Poverty
PHOENIX (Oct. 9, 2014) – When you hear the terms “kitchen garden” or “home farm,” you might picture a box of fresh herbs growing in the windowsill or a few tomato plants climbing up a trellis in a pot on the patio. In developing countries, however, family farming is not a popular trend. It’s the key to ending poverty, stopping childhood malnutrition and saving lives.
Training Africans to increase sales and grow small agricultural businesses
PHOENIX (August 5, 2014) – President Barack Obama spoke to 50 African leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington D.C. from Aug. 4-6, to promote Africa’s economic growth in business and foreign investment. President Obama rallied support for Africa’s upcoming generation in creating business opportunities.
by Renee Targos
In combatting child hunger, the red zone of a MUAC band tells health workers that a child needs help.
Food for the Hungry (FH) care group leaders wrap the band around a child’s arm—if it shows red, the child is underweight.
It’s a fast and easy way to get critical information and show parents proof of a child’s state of health.
By Alex Mwaura on July 5, 2013 in Stories, Women of Action, World Poverty
As the plane danced in the skies during the hour-long flight to Kalemie, an eastern city in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – I thought about the abused women healing in this region. Then, I couldn’t help but wonder: “What went wrong in the Congo?”
by Beth Allen on NOVEMBER 29, 2012 in DISASTER RELIEF
Women and children — particularly women WITH young children — are among the most vulnerable people when disaster strikes. It’s a problem at the top of our list and for our staff working with the current crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
By Martin on November 26, 2012 in Disaster Relief
The next few days will be filled with anticipation for Food for the Hungry staff and everyone else living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as long-awaited elections take place.
The DRC is a land boasting unparalleled natural resources and potential. Yet this same country has suffered some of the worst wars, dictators and human rights abuses in the world. Since 1998, over 4 million people have died, nearly 2 million are internally displaced, and half a million are refugees in neighboring countries.
Departure June 25; arrival celebration June 29
After six years without reliable transportation, 15 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will once again have access to a railroad, as Food for the Hungry International and its partners -- CARE International, Catholic Relief Services and its local partner Caritas-Congo, and Concern Worldwide begin working together on the USAID-funded project to restore nearly 490 km (nearly 300 miles) of railway destroyed by war.
FHI Congo has begun a project to rehabilitate nearly 500 km of railroad between Maniema and Katanga provinces, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
FHI has received a $1.5 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), to continue its work with families affected by the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Despite mounting civil unrest in the eastern
Democratic Republic of the Congo, FHI staff successfully completed food
and seed distributions to more than 30,000 families (over 210,000 people)
in South Kivu and Katanga Provinces.
Funded by grants from USAID/OFDA, FHI's mid-October distributions included:
- 950 metric tons (MT) of food, provided
by the United Nations World Food Programme
- 450 MT of four different seed varieties
- 120 kilograms of vegetable seeds
FHI/Congo evacuated all non-essential foreign staff on October 15 from its headquarters office in Bukavu, due to instability in the city.
FHI continues to serve families whose lives were disrupted by the January 2002 eruption of Mt. Nyirangongo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Scottsdale, Ariz (August 19, 2002) - Food for the Hungry is providing food, temporary shelter and medical assistance to flood victims in the Bihar region of India.
... many of whom have received no humanitarian assistance since the start of the DRC's civil war
Since 1994 FHI has fought to improve the lives of the poor in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The statistics are grim — 2.5 million dead in the eastern DRC, the vast majority killed by hunger and disease rather than war-related violence. In some villages nearly all the children under age two are dead from malnutrition. Violence has forced millions off their farms, thereby sentencing them to slow starvation. To top it all off, a volcanic eruption in January 2002 scattered tens of thousands into the countryside, where they have little access to food.