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

From january to december 2021 :

  • 397 770
    People received health care.
  • 254 384
    People benefited from access to water and the improvement of water acess in urban and rural areas.
  • 659 953
    People received food, cash assistance, vouchers, household items or agricultural support.
  • 123 181
    Detainees were visited, family contacts restored or were reunited.
  • 20 595 015
    people received information on international humanitarian law and humanitarian principles.
  • 4 818
    wounded people received medical care and human remains were buried with dignity by first-aiders.