Democratic Republic of Congo

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La maitrise de la propagation du COVID-19 nécessite un accès adéquat à l’eau, une sensibilisation de la communauté et le respect des mesures de santé publique telles que l’éloignement social. En Ituri, dans l’est de la RDC, il y a eu 2 cas confirmés de COVID-19. Mais l’activisme des groupes armés-...
Le COVID-19 a un impact profond sur les femmes travaillant dans le secteur informel—y compris les travailleurs domestiques, les vendeurs du marché, et propriétaires de petites entreprises. Pour ces femmes, c’est souvent impossible de gagner un revenu sans proximité physique avec leurs clients. Le...
DRC has the most number of coronavirus cases in the Horn East and Central Africa (HECA) region. The Forum of National Humanitarian and Development Organizations in DRC (FONAHD-RDC) is a network dedicated to building the capacities of its 98 member organizations and to supporting joint advocacy on...
Published: 17th October 2019 Learn more Crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo Conflicts and disasters Democratic Republic of Congo Hundreds of thousands of people who have fled their homes in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and...
A Congolese man cycles past a sign saying, "the fight against Ebola" in Mangina, DRC. John Wessels/Oxfam
Widespread turmoil caused by increased violence and displacements in the country are hampering efforts to control the Ebola virus, a year after the current outbreak was declared in DR Congo.
Espoir Mahamba, a public health promoter for Oxfam, teaches a church congregation in Mangina about Ebola. John Wessels/Oxfam
It is clear the current response to tackle Ebola isn’t working. No matter how effective treatment is, if people don’t trust or understand it, they will not use it. Our teams are still meeting people on a daily basis who don’t believe Ebola is real.

Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a vast mineral-rich country that has been caught up in years of conflict, poverty, and lack of respect for human rights. DRC has been ranked 176th out of 187 countries in the 2015 UN Development Index and the country has not met any of the Millennium Development Goals. The poverty rate remains above 80 percent and life expectancy is 58 years old.

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