News release

DR Congo: ICRC withdraws from Kasai Region

Kananga (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) officially left the Kasai Region, in central Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 30 June 2021.

After four years of supporting communities affected by outbreaks of violence, we have seen an improvement in the humanitarian situation in the Kasai Region. We have therefore decided to withdraw from the region and focus our efforts on those areas currently most affected by armed conflict (such as Ituri and North Kivu).

"We often provide humanitarian assistance in times of crisis," says Grégory Brissonneau, head of the ICRC's subdelegation in Kananga, capital of the Kasai-Central Province. "Thankfully, in this region, we believe these times have passed.

What's important now is for specialist organizations to step in to support development in the Kasai Region.

For further information, please contact:

Francine Kongolo, ICRC communication officer in Kinshasa
Telephone: +243 819 922 328