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The Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo in brief

Capital: Kinshasa
Area: 2,344,858 km2
Population: 70.9 mil. (The World Factbook, 2010)

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Despite the fact that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is extremely rich in natural resources, political instability, long-term insecurity, lack of infrastructure and poor access to services places it in the long term among the countries with the highest number of people living below the poverty line. As of 2013, it ranks 176 out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index. The world public associates the DRC with rape, a weapon commonly used by rebels in war-stricken areas.

DRC has been mired in conflict for almost two decades, with devastating effects on its civil population. The most recent war of 1998–2002 was characterized by mass displacement, collapse of health systems and food shortages, contributing to major increase in mortality. Formal peace agreement was signed in December 2002 but the war has since given way to numerous local conflicts in the five eastern provinces that have continued to exact an enormous toll on the lives and livelihoods of local populations.

People in Need (PIN) has been working in the DRC since 2008. With projects focused on access to and quality of primary health care and primary education, improving access to safe drinking water, assisting undernourished children and enforcing civil protection, we aim to promote our core values of providing people living in conflict-stricken areas with opportunities to positively transform their lives. We also help communities to enhance knowledge on human rights and improve access to justice in order to reestablish self-sufficiency and dignity. Currently PIN operates in the province of South Kivu.

 

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What we do

What we do

Restoration of health care in the remote rural areas
South Kivu: Mwenga, Kitutu, Bunyakiri, Lulingu, Kalonge, Kaniola, Minova, 2009 - 2015

Improvement of access to and quality of primary education
South Kivu: Kitutu, Mwenga, Kamituga, Kigubule, Kalonge, Bunyakiri, Since 2009

Access to drinking water
South Kivu: Bunyakiri, Lulingu, Kitutu, 2009 - 2015

Combating child malnutrition
South Kivu: Kitutu, Lulingu, Minova, Fizi, Uvira, Ruzizi, Lemera , 2009 - 2015

Other Programmes

I did not choose DRC, it chose me, explains People in Need’s Country Director Karolina Sklebena

I did not choose DRC, it chose me,..

16. August 2016
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South Kivu: Over 24 000 Burundian refugees live in fear, People in Need provides support

South Kivu: Over 24 000 Burundian refugees..

26. July 2016
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

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TENDER NOTICE: PURCHASE OF NUTRITIONAL INPUTS

TENDER NOTICE: PURCHASE OF NUTRITIONAL INPUTS

10. May 2016
DR Congo;

Article

Fighting malnutrition in D.R. Congo

Fighting malnutrition in D.R. Congo

19. November 2015
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

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Over three thousand Congolese cured of malnutrition thanks to PIN

Over three thousand Congolese cured of..

8. June 2015
DR Congo;
Club; Humanitarian aid;

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Every third man does not have his own toilet, People in Need is helping to change that.

Every third man does not have his own..

18. November 2014
Afghanistan; Angola; DR Congo; Ethiopia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

I did not choose DRC, it chose me, explains People in Need’s Country Director Karolina Sklebena

I did not choose DRC, it chose me,..

16. August 2016
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
South Kivu: Over 24 000 Burundian refugees live in fear, People in Need provides support

South Kivu: Over 24 000 Burundian refugees..

26. July 2016
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
TENDER NOTICE: PURCHASE OF NUTRITIONAL INPUTS

TENDER NOTICE: PURCHASE OF NUTRITIONAL INPUTS

10. May 2016
DR Congo;

Article

Over three thousand Congolese cured of malnutrition thanks to PIN

Over three thousand Congolese cured of..

8. June 2015
DR Congo;
Club; Humanitarian aid;

Article
Every third man does not have his own toilet, People in Need is helping to change that.

Every third man does not have his own..

18. November 2014
Afghanistan; Angola; DR Congo; Ethiopia;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
People in Need Begins to Help Malnourished Children in the Eastern Congo

People in Need Begins to Help Malnourished..

1. October 2014
DR Congo;
Club; Humanitarian aid;

Article

Fighting malnutrition in D.R. Congo

Fighting malnutrition in D.R. Congo

19. November 2015
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
The story school building in DR Congo

The story school building in DR Congo

9. April 2014
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
We help people from Congo to face the malaria epidemic.

We help people from Congo to face the..

12. August 2013
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

D.R. Congo - Education

D.R. Congo - Education

31. January 2013
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Goats for Congo: Mama Sifu Orphanage

Goats for Congo: Mama Sifu Orphanage

31. January 2013
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
D.R. Congo: Sexual Violence

D.R. Congo: Sexual Violence

31. January 2013
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

Real Gift - Distribution of education supplies in Congo

Real Gift - Distribution of education..

4. September 2012
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
Real Gift - Goats in Congo

Real Gift - Goats in Congo

4. September 2012
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
DRC sexual violence victims: Project of PIN/ECHO

DRC sexual violence victims: Project of..

4. September 2012
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Video

Sexual violence in DRC

Sexual violence in DRC

4. September 2012
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
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