Category - DRC

  • June 30, 2010

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of independence for the Democratic Republic of Congo. At 4am this morning I caught a snippet of the BBC's Martin Plaut asking Congolese people in Kinshasa what there was to celebrate. Not a lot, came the reply. With crumbling infrastructure, continued border conflict, systematic rape of women and girls, and loose trade regulations on the extractives sector - there doesn't seem a lot for the population of DRC to feel good about.

  • June 16, 2010

    Christian Aid is appealing to the international community for increased protection for human rights activists and greater support to the Congolese authorities to bring perpetrators to justice and end the cycle of violence.

  • May 24, 2010

    I’ve just met Furaha Ciwaci in a village outside Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She’s a 17-year-old girl with fierce eyes and a one year-old son.

  • February 3, 2010

    Campaigners have today launched new legal action with regard to the activities of the Royal Bank of Scotland on human rights and the environment, in areas such as Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • June 30, 2009

    Politicians and Congolese church leaders launched the Prayer for Peace in Congo initiative at the House of Lords today (June 30), calling for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

  • May 6, 2009

    CAFOD has joined forces with a coalition of international organisations to raise awareness of the unacceptable suffering of the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

  • November 3, 2008

    A regional political settlement must be reached in the Great Lakes to prevent any more humanitarian catastrophes as currently being witnessed in north Kivu, Christian Aid has said.

  • November 3, 2008

    Staff working with a partner of the aid agency Tearfund in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s unstable eastern region are reporting evidence of torture admidst a growing humanitarian crisis.

  • February 12, 2008

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been afflicted by internal strife for the last ten years. This has led to the displacement of 4.3 million people and the fact that around 8 million children do not go to school. Extreme poverty and severe violence have led to the deaths of millions of people, and ensured that whilst the DRC has some of the biggest mineral, timber and agricultural reserves, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. Sponsor a child in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) here

  • January 3, 2007

    The recent peaceful election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is just the first step in uniting a country ravaged by decades of war and dictatorship - writes Alain Kabeya N'tumba, advocacy officer for the Kinshasa office of CAFOD, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development.