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
- DR Congo - 2018 Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu Province (September 17, 2018 update)
- RD Congo - Ituri, Nord Kivu : Etat de la riposte à l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola ( au 17 Septembre 2018)
- Ebola Response in Sierra Leone and DR Congo: two contexts, the same commitment to serving those affected
- Ebola strikes big city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and WHO scales up response to new threat
The Enough Project and a coalition of international NGOs call on President Obama to lead the response on the crisis in eastern Congo and to appoint a special Presidential Envoy to support peace efforts in the region.
Dear Mr. President:
A lot of attention in Washington these days is focussed on Zaire and the present crisis in the Great Lakes Region. There as been a proliferation of meetings but unfortunately the meetings, instead of bringing clarity to the situation, have highlighted its complexity.
The personnel of the Catholic Institutes working in the region of ISIRO is well and ready to be evacuated. In Kinshasa the embassies of Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany and Canada are working for their rescue. The main stumbling-block is the presence at Isiro's airport of a large number of disbanded Zairese soldiers who are awaiting for their chance to abandon the town. Any aircraft landing at Isire would certainly be commandeered by them. The unsafe roads and the slow means of communications add further complications.
The Zairan army posted in the eastern regions of the country is in retreat, pressed by the armies of Uganda and of the Banyamulenge. The disbanded troops are on the rampage and commandeer vehicles, petrol and food upplies to help their flight. So far no human casualties have been reported. But women are in continuous risk of being raped.