Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the ICRC promotes respect for international humanitarian law in the treatment of civilians and detainees and helps those adversely affected by conflict and internal violence to survive and become self-sufficient.

We also improve water supply and sanitation, strengthen health care for the wounded and sick, including victims of sexual violence, and reunite families in DRC.


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Latest Update
In numbers

in 2018:

  • 394,000
    people received health care
  • 586,000
    people have access to water
  • 495,000
    people received food, cash assistance, vouchers, household items or agricultural support
  • 23,000
    detainees were visited, family contacts restored or reunited
  • 23,000
    people received training in International Humanitarian Law