Advocacy for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

What’s Happening?

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.

Report

Leaving Millions Behind: The Harmful Consequences of Donor Fatigue in the DRC

Report

No Respite: Burundian Refugees in the DR Congo

Report

Congolese Women: What Happened to the Promise to Protect?

Statement

Escalating Conflict in the DRC Needs Robust Response

Statement

Urgent Humanitarian Assistance Needed for 400,000 People Displaced by DRC Volcano Eruption

Statement

The U.S. Must Immediately Halt ICE Deportations of Africans

Opinion

Fair Observer: We Can’t Turn Our Back on the DRC

Commentary

D.R. Congo: Alarming Needs in Kasai Must Be Addressed

Perspective

“Look at my children: they have nothing:” Hard Times for Burundian Refugees in DRC

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