All stories related to Dem. Rep. of the Congo

How did you know what I needed most?

How did you know what I needed most?

Aug 19, 2014

18 August, 2014 - A woman in the war-torn and forgotten eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo describes the joy of receiving aid, while the LWF country programme officer for the DRC talks about his pride in the work he carries out

Home for Christmas, at last

Home for Christmas, at last

Aug 18, 2014

18 August, 2014 - Take a moment this World Humanitarian Day to remember the forgotten emergencies that dot the globe. Here, we feature the story of Benita Maombi, a resident in the eastern DRC. ACT members help afford her some support as she tries to find stability for herself and her children

Psychosocial care in Kakuma

Psychosocial care in Kakuma

Dec 11, 2013

11 December 2013 - A twenty minute film about work in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, made by the Church of Sweden, focusing on the work of LWF.

Devastation caused by landmines reaches far beyond injury and death

Devastation caused by landmines reaches far beyond injury and death

Apr 04, 2013

04 April 2013 - Richard MacCormac, head of humanitarian mine action for DanChurchAid, talks about the dangerous and multi-faceted nature of landmine clearance.

Governments must accelerate efforts to eradicate violence against women

Governments must accelerate efforts to eradicate violence against women

Mar 06, 2013

UN member states must fulfil their obligations to tackle the causes and consequences of widespread violence against women and girls – which have devastating effects not only on victims, but also on progress toward sustainable international peace and development.

Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Jan 09, 2013

A profile of Church World Service kicks off the 18th season of a popular U.S. documentary series and features an interview with ACT governing board member, Donna Derr.

New arrivals translate into growing needs in Ugandan camp

New arrivals translate into growing needs in Ugandan camp

Dec 05, 2012

Continued fighting between rebel forces and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has resulted in growing numbers of Congolese refugees in Uganda and Rwanda.

Scenes from Goma illustrate mass displacement

Scenes from Goma illustrate mass displacement

Dec 03, 2012

UN OCHA estimated last week that an additional 140,000 people have been displaced in and around Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, since rebels took the city on November 20.

ACT members step up advocacy and aid in DRC

ACT members step up advocacy and aid in DRC

Nov 23, 2012

ACT members have been working around the clock to craft a unified strategy to address the deepening humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Goma falls to rebels

Goma falls to rebels

Nov 20, 2012

The strategic city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo has fallen into rebel hands heightening fears of escalating humanitarian needs in the region.

Food security: Needs outstrip supply in Ugandan camp

Food security: Needs outstrip supply in Ugandan camp

Aug 29, 2012

ACT Alliance Uganda is stepping up efforts to enhance food cultivation, as more refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo are expected to arrive in the Rwamwanja camp in coming weeks, further increasing demand.

Ugandan camp prepares for new refugee influx

Ugandan camp prepares for new refugee influx

Aug 07, 2012

ACT Alliance is preparing for a new influx of Congolese refugees at the Rwamwanja resettlement site in Uganda amid news of fresh fighting between the army and the Tutsi-backed rebel force, M23.

DRC: Relief for fire-ravaged villages

DRC: Relief for fire-ravaged villages

Sep 06, 2010

ACT members in the DRC are helping villagers who lost everything in wildfires.

DRC: Women holding things together

DRC: Women holding things together

Jul 07, 2010

In the eastern DRC, women are holding things together

Call to respect human rights workers

Call to respect human rights workers

Jun 18, 2010

ACT member Christian Aid calls for an end to attacks on human rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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About Dem. Rep. of the Congo
  • Population: 67.7 million (World Bank, 2011)
  • Capital: Kinshasa
  • Area: 2.34 million sq km (905,354 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French, Lingala, Kiswahili, Kikongo, Tshiluba
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 46 years (men), 49 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Congolese franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Diamonds, copper, coffee, cobalt, crude oil
  • GNI per capita: US $150 (World Bank, 2008)