A water and sanitation engineer supervises the construction of an ICRC-funded hydrant. Katavali Treasury / ICRC

Democratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC activities from January to June 2022

The International Committee of the Red Cross in DR Congo promotes respect for international humanitarian law and helps people affected by conflict and violence to meet their needs, often in collaboration with the DRC Red Cross.
Article 30 September 2022 Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, we are also improving water supply and sanitation, reuniting separated family members, and strengthening health care for the wounded, sick and victims of sexual violence.

Here is an overview of our activities from January to June 2022.

290 083 people
received health-care services – including surgery for weapon wounds, psychosocial support, physical rehabilitation, and nutritional and medical assistance – in health centers, hospitals and prison dispensaries.
89 693 detainees
benefited from our Restoring Family Links services and improvements to the material conditions of detention infacilities we visited.
956 708 people
benefited from access to water or improvements to water-supply facilities in urban or rural areas.
293 843 people
received food, cash assistance, vouchers, household items or agricultural support.
2 213 658 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).
2017 people
were treated by first-aiders (or had their remains buried with dignity).