Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "DRC".
A Springboard for the Future
Through vocational training, UNICEF is encouraging displaced young people in the DRC to start income-generating activities.
Our Year in Review: 5 Stories of Success from 2019
In 2019, UNICEF reached almost all corners of the globe – 190 countries to be exact – to help save children’s lives. To celebrate the end of the year – and the end of a decade – we’ve chosen 5 stories from at home and abroad, to showcase how the tireless work of UNICEF staff and the generous support of our donors enables us to defend the right to childhood, for every child.
Orphaned or Unaccompanied: Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Amidst the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola globally, and the deadliest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the number of children who have been left orphaned or unaccompanied by the disease is rising at an alarming rate.
Back Home for Jacques: An Ebola Survivor's Story
In the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, one in three Ebola victims is a child but Ebola survivors are often treated with stigma and mistrust by their communities. Jacques, age 8, was infected with Ebola but now he’s back home, and with the help of UNICEF, being welcomed back into his community.
Year in Review: UNICEF’s Work in 2018
Although we’d love to showcase all of the hard work done by UNICEF staffers, volunteers and partners this year, we’ve only got so much space so join us as we look back at some of our key moments in 2018.
Children in crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In Kasai Province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 2.3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. More than 400,000 children suffer from severe malnutrition and are at risk of dying. These children have witnessed or are victims of extreme violence and thousands of them have been forced to join armed militia groups. Those who have managed to escape are now attempting to piece together some semblance of a normal life.
Fighting for survival
Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasaï region has caused massive displacement and prevented hundreds of thousands of families from planting crops. After months living in the bush in rudimentary conditions, thousands of children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and need life-saving care. In response, UNICEF is supporting health centres to treat malnourished children.
Ending the wait for an HIV diagnosis on World Health Day 2018
Babies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo can wait months for HIV results, but new technology can give a result the same day, speeding up treatment, and saving lives.
Help the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s children: the main victims of the conflict in Kasai
Children living in Kasai, one of the poorest regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, remain the main victims of the crisis. When violence erupted, families fled into the forest. Sometimes families have described fleeing three or four times, sometimes even in the middle of the night.
Notes from the Ebola epicentre
Going to the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak is not easy – you need to mentally prepare.