D.R. Congo is often a forgotten crisis. Ongoing waves of violence caused by inter-ethnic tensions, power struggles over natural resources, and brutality from different armed groups, continues to force people from their homes into dangerous living situations in makeshift camps or host communities.
As a result, an estimated 2.7 million people are displaced internally throughout the country – more than 1.3 million of them residing in Orientale and North Kivu, eastern Congo, where Medair is responding.
As the longest serving non-governmental organisation in Province Orientale, Medair has provided relief and recovery in the country since 1997.
Medair brings relief in the Bas-Uélé district – an area battling chronic underdevelopment, poverty, and ongoing insecurity caused by armed groups. Medair also works in South Ituri district and is scaling up our response in North Kivu – home to the largest internally displaced population in the country (more than 850,000 people).
When crisis strikes, health risks multiply. Families suffer from preventable diseases. Children are weakened from malnutrition. Everyone needs health care and nutrition—especially during crisis.
Safe shelter is at the very core of human survival and dignity. Infrastructure like roads, bridges, schools, and clinics help communities recover from crisis and build a better future.
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