A camp in the DRC

Humanitarian response in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In North Kivu, Christian Aid’s food security, shelter and protection work alongside our partners Bureau Oecuménique d'Appui au Développement (BOAD) and the Baptist Church in Central Africa (CBCA) is funded by the World Food Programme (WFP), the START Fund and money raised from Christian Aid supporters.

In South Kivu, our work with BOAD, Service d’Accompagnement et de renforcement des Capacités d’Autopromotion de la Femme (SARCAF) and Eglise du Christ au Congo/Ministère des Réfugiés et des Urgences (ECC-MERU) is financed by Irish Aid, WFP and the START Fund.

In Maniema, our work is funded by the UN Pooled Fund, WFP and Christian Aid, implemented by Umoja Wa wa mama wa Kulima ya Kivu (UWAKI) and Caritas Kasongo.

In Kasai, our food security and non food, shelter, WASH and protection work is funded by the WFP and implemented by our partners COPROMOR and RHA and Christian Aid DRC.

Our aims

Saving lives and responding to urgent needs by providing food, shelter, other essentials, clean water and sanitation as well as security and protection from gender-based violence.

Our approach

Our humanitarian work targets the most vulnerable internally displaced people, returnees and host families focusing on women and children, to meet their basic needs: food security (food rations, seeds and tools, agricultural training), essential items and shelter (hygiene kits, shelter kits) WASH (construction of water sources, hygiene awareness), protection against and response to gender-based violence.

A child being immunised in the DRC

Immunisation is the key to preventing disease

Key information


Democratic Republic of Congo, Provinces of North and South Kivu, Maniema and Kasai


2019-2021 (and beyond)

Humanitarian Programme Value:

1,615,627 USD

Target population:

Internally displaced people, returnees, host communities

Implementing Partners: 


Funded by: 

World Food Programme, UNDP, Irish Aid, START Fund


Irish Aid

Irish Aid

START Network

START Network

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

World Food Programme

United Nations World Food Programme

Key achievements

  • More than 250,000 people have received food
  • More than 5,000 tonnes of food has been distributed
  • More than 7.7 Million USD will be distributed through cash-transfers working with the WFP
  • More than 1400 households have received non-food kits
  • More than 60 households  have received shelters
  • More than 3,000 households have received seeds and tools

Find out more

Christian Aid in the Democratic Republic of Congo