Democratic Republic of Congo | INTERSOS

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

OF CONGO

INTERSOS INTERVENTION

INTERSOS has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2010, in support of internally displaced persons and returnees. In 2017, the action focused on protection measures, mainly related to the monitoring of human rights violations in the eastern part of the country, in the Haut Uélé, Bas Uélé and Ituri areas and in the provinces of North Kivu and South Kivu (terrirories of Uvira and Fizi). This monitoring made it possible to identify and take in the victims.

Many protection committees received supplies and work materials; women and girls victims of violence benefited from assistance to start income-generating activities with the support of dedicated staffINTERSOS has been working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2010, in the northeast of the country, in the Doruma area (Haut-Uélé district, in the Eastern Province), in the Bondo and Ago areas (Bas-Uel district), in the district of Ituri, and in the district of Tshopo, areas particularly affected by violence, raids, kidnappings and abuses against the civilian population by brutal groups of rebels. We help the people fleeing these attacks, victims of violence and abuse, providing protection, psychological support and food, building schools and childcare centres, and training and helping teachers to continue their work. More than 4,000 children have been protected from forcible enlistment by armed militias thanks to the reconstruction of 15 schools and the security activities of INTERSOS in the Eastern Province.

HIGHLIGHTS

7.268

INDIVIDUALS WERE DIRECTED TOWARDS THE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES IN THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH KIVU (2017)

31.023

CASES OF PROTECTION WERE COLLECTED IN HAUT UÉLÉ, BAS UÉLÉ AND ITURI (2017)

100

WOMEN AND YOUNG GIRLS PARTICIPATED IN INCOME-GENERATING ACTIVITIES IN THE PROVINCE OF NORTH KIVU (2017)

127.060

 ASSISTED PERSONS (2017)

4

NUMBER OF PROJECTS (2017)

CONTEXT

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is going through a long and complex humanitarian crisis that can now be considered chronic. 82% of the population still lives below the national poverty level and the per capita income is one of the lowest in the world. The succession of traumas in recent decades has intensified the humanitarian needs and vulnerability of the population, gradually increasing the percentage of those affected by violence, epidemics, acute and persistent malnutrition and food insecurity.
About 6.1 million people are severely affected by the impact of violence, conflict and natural disasters on a precarious socioeconomic infrastructure. 3.5 million people are in “food crisis” and need assistance; 2.9 million children need emergency education; 2.8 million people do not have access to water and sanitation; 2.1 million require emergency housing and essential goods. Common to all is the need for protection.

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