Democratic Republic of Congo Crisis

OUR EMERGENCY FUND

This special reserve of money allows us to coordinate a humanitarian response so that in the event of an emergency – like the DRC Crisis – we're able to act quickly and save countless lives.

 

 

Conflict, hunger and disease are threatening millions of children's lives. 

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. And children are paying the heaviest price.

Conflict has been raging in the country for two decades. Schools and hopsitals are being burnt to the ground and human rights violations are widespread with sexual violence being used as a weapon of war. 

Over 2 million children are at risk of dying of hunger. 

When it seems the situation couldn't get any worse, children are also up against outbreaks of deadly diseases.

Cholera and Ebola are claiming lives across the country and urgent action is needed to stop the spread of these life- threatening diseases, before it is too late. 

 

Rebecca* 29 and son Grace* 1, at home near the Centre de Santé et Maternité, Galilée, a health centre on the outskirts of Kinshasa, DRC.  Grace suffered from pneumonia, but thanks to the treatment given at Galilée, he made a full recovery.

Rebecca* 29 and son Grace* 1, at home near the Centre de Santé et Maternité, Galilée, a health centre on the outskirts of Kinshasa, DRC. Grace suffered from pneumonia, but thanks to the treatment given at Galilée, he made a full recovery.

Our response

We've deployed our Emergency Health Unit to deliver lifesaving healthcare to children in urgent need. Through mobile health clinics we're reaching the most remote communities who would have little access to medical care:

  • We're combatting the spread of deadly diseases, travelling door-to-door to raise awareness of the symptoms and prevention techniques of Ebola and Cholera.
  • We're treating sick and injured children, battling the biggest child killers like pneumonia, malaria and diarrhoea.
  • We're screening and treating children with malnutrition.
  • We're providing safe drinking water and installing hand washing points. 

We're also providing vital education and child protection support to protect children's futures:

  • We're repairing damaged schools and supplying learning materials to get children back into education.
  • We're delivering psychosocial support and providing children with a safe space to play, learn about their rights and be protected whilst they recover from horrors no child should ever face.

Your support could help us reach even more children caught up in this crisis and other emergencies around the world, who need it most. 

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