DR Congo: Our action in 2021
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo promotes respect for international humanitarian law and helps people affected by conflict and violence to become self-sufficient, often in cooperation with the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Article 12 April 2022 Democratic Republic of the Congo
We also work to improve water supply and sanitation facilities, reunite separated family members and strengthen the provision of health care for sick and wounded people, and victims of sexual violence.
397 770 people
people received health-care services – including surgery for weapon wounds, psychosocial support, physical rehabilitation, and nutritional and medical assistance – in health centres, hospitals and prison dispensaries.
254 384 people
people benefited from access to water or improvements to water-supply facilities in urban and rural areas.
659 953 people
people received food, cash assistance, vouchers, household items or agricultural support.
123 181 people
detainees benefited from our Restoring Family Links services and improvements to the material conditions of detention in facilities we visited.
20 595 015 people
members of the armed and security forces, armed groups and members of civil society received information on international humanitarian law and humanitarian principles, either directly or through the media (estimate).
4 818 people
wounded people were treated and human remains were buried with dignity by first-aiders.