Our work in DRC has traditionally focused on good governance, resilience, health (especially HIV and malaria), and gender and we work in remote areas where there is little other international assistance. We have a long-term vision, a reputation for our in-depth knowledge of the country, strong relationships across the country and experience in developing the capacity of partners, especially in advocacy.
Some of our former partners are now independent, continuing to implement long-term projects in difficult conditions even after Christian Aid funding has ended. This demonstrates that our capacity-building activities have long-lasting effects, even when the task remains immense.
The Kasai region is experiencing one the worst crises in its history.
Since August 2016, conflict between the army and the Kamuina Nsapu militia group has forced 1.7 million people to flee their homes.
The UN estimates that 3.2 million people do not have enough to eat following food shortages made worse by the conflict. 350,000 children are severely malnourished. Those who have fled are unable to return to their homes, which have often been looted or destroyed.
Our local partner COPROMOR was one of the first to respond. Working with the Start Fund, the World Food Programme and ACT Alliance we’ve been helping some of the most vulnerable people.
COPROMOR has also given out kits of garden seeds and tools to help affected families rebuild their lives. We’re also helping provide protection services for those affected by or at risk of sexual violence.
We’ll continue to help affected communities in the Kasai region and pray for peace in the region.
In August this year, we undertook two food distributions that targeted 75,000 people, in partnership with the World Food Programme.’
Salome Ntububa, Regional Emergency Manager
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Christian Aid DRC is based in Kinshasa. We also draw on the expertise of colleagues from other Christian Aid teams across Africa and the world, staff at Christian Aid’s UK headquarters, and INGO networks in DRC and beyond.
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