In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the ICRC promotes respect for IHL and helps people affected by the conflict and violence.

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Our work in the first half of 2020

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) promotes respect for international humanitarian law and helps people affected by the conflict and violence, often working together with the Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Article 03 September 2020 Democratic Republic of the Congo

We are also working to improve water and sanitation facilities, reunite separated family members and strengthen health care provision for sick and wounded people, and victims of sexual violence.

January to June 2020:

192,880
people received health care.
400,000
people benefited from access to water.
130,300
people received food, cash assistance, vouchers, household items or agricultural support.
26,340
detainees were visited, family contacts restored or were reunited.
8,235,200
military and security forces, armed groups and civil society were sensitized to IHL.

Read all the facts and figures about our work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the first half of 2020.