The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has suffered from decades of civil war. Instability in the region has led to widespread poverty, accompanied by violence which has divided communities and displaced families.
Tearfund has been working in the DRC with local partner organisations since 1986, and our own operational team has been working there since 2001.
Our current projects include:
- Food security – ensuring people have access to enough nutritious food all year round.
- Disaster risk reduction activities to strengthen a community's capacity to cope with and reduce their long-term vulnerabilities to disasters.
- Water and sanitation provision to schools, health centres, and communities.
- Public health promotion.