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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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Kitchengardening in Congo

Kitchengardening in Congo

1. March 2017
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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

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Agriculture Support in DRC

Agriculture Support in DRC

20. February 2017
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Now I know how to grow crops to ensure more food for my 8 children, says Byenda from DR Congo

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20. February 2017
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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
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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
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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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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;
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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
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TENDER NOTICE: PURCHASE OF NUTRITIONAL INPUTS

TENDER NOTICE: PURCHASE OF NUTRITIONAL INPUTS

10. May 2016
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Over three thousand Congolese cured of malnutrition thanks to PIN

Over three thousand Congolese cured of..

8. June 2015
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Kitchengardening in Congo

Kitchengardening in Congo

1. March 2017
DR Congo;
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Agriculture Support in DRC

Agriculture Support in DRC

20. February 2017
DR Congo;
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Fighting malnutrition in D.R. Congo

Fighting malnutrition in D.R. Congo

19. November 2015
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The story school building in DR Congo

The story school building in DR Congo

9. April 2014
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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
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D.R. Congo - Education

D.R. Congo - Education

31. January 2013
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Real Gift - Distribution of education supplies in Congo

Real Gift - Distribution of education..

4. September 2012
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Real Gift - Goats in Congo

Real Gift - Goats in Congo

4. September 2012
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DRC sexual violence victims: Project of PIN/ECHO

DRC sexual violence victims: Project of..

4. September 2012
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Sexual violence in DRC

Sexual violence in DRC

4. September 2012
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