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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 its wealth of natural resources, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country with among the highest number of people living below the poverty line of all countries. Political instability and a poor state of security hinders development of infrastructure, healthcare, education and other sectors in this, the second largest country in Africa.

People in Need (PIN) has been working in the DRC since 2008. In far-flung rural areas of the eastern province of South Kivu, we are assisting in reducing malnutrition in children under the age of five and in women of child-bearing age. We encourage prevention inside communities as well as necessary treatment in healthcare centres. Prevention also involves variation of diet by growing their own crops, reducing food scarcity and improving hygiene conditions for the most vulnerable households.. We also help the local people to increase their awareness of their rights and improve access to justice for disadvantaged Congolese people to enable them to influence and change their living conditions to make their country a dignified place for life once again. 

 

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What we do

What we do

Livelihoods & Food Security
South Kivu, Minova, 2016 - 2017

Give Justice a Chance
South Kivu, Minova, 2015 - 2017

Combating acute child malnourishment
Shabunda, Uvira, 2015 - 2017

Other Programmes

Kitchengardening in Congo

Kitchengardening in Congo

1. March 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

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The small garden next to my house improves my food production and income, says Immaculée from the Democratic Republic of Congo

The small garden next to my house improves..

1. March 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

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Agriculture Support in DRC

Agriculture Support in DRC

20. February 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

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Now I know how to grow crops to ensure more food for my 8 children, says Byenda from DR Congo

Now I know how to grow crops to ensure..

20. February 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

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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;

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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;

Article

The small garden next to my house improves my food production and income, says Immaculée from the Democratic Republic of Congo

The small garden next to my house improves..

1. March 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Now I know how to grow crops to ensure more food for my 8 children, says Byenda from DR Congo

Now I know how to grow crops to ensure..

20. February 2017
DR Congo;
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

Kitchengardening in Congo

Kitchengardening in Congo

1. March 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Agriculture Support in DRC

Agriculture Support in DRC

20. February 2017
DR Congo;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
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;

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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

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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