Advocacy for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to one of the world’s most dire humanitarian situations and hosts some of the world’s highest numbers of displaced people. For decades, armed conflicts have ravaged the DRC, resulting in the displacement of millions of people. Millions more need humanitarian assistance, and political upheaval makes it difficult to reach those in need. Health crises—including outbreaks of Ebola—have only made matters worse, and renewed violence in eastern DRC is generating new displacement in the region.
What Must Be Done?
Refugees International is calling on donors to increase support for the DRC’s humanitarian crisis and for an end to the violence plaguing its people. Neighboring countries receiving large numbers of people fleeing the DRC also need assistance.
Featured image: A displaced woman plants seeds in a makeshift camp for internally displaced people and returnees on March 21, 2018 in Kabutunga, Democratic Republic of the Congo. © JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images