Democratic Republic of Congo

  • July 23, 2009

    Foreign armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo must leave if the country is to lift itself from its current quagmire, a church leader in the mineral-rich nation says.

  • July 8, 2009

    Teams of church reps from Europe, Latin America and Africa will pay solidarity visits to church and civil society movements in Uruguay, Bolivia and the Democratic Republic of Congo from 9 to 16 July.

  • 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).

  • March 25, 2009

    Sixteen-year-old Esther* is a new mother – her daughter, Emma, is one week old. Esther and Emma live in a makeshift camp for people uprooted by the long-running conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. For women and girls living here, motherhood often results not from the wish to build a family, nor from intimacy, but from rape.

  • March 18, 2009

    The Scottish Government has given £50,000 in emergency funding to help thousands of people affected by fighting in the eastern North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • December 30, 2008

    The international Catholic aid network Caritas says that around 400 people may have been killed in massacres carried out by rebels in Congo in late December, following a spate of violence in the country.

  • November 26, 2008

    Tearfund’s church partner agencies are delivering lifesaving food, water, shelter and emergency medical supplies to some of the tens of thousands of families affected by the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • November 18, 2008

    Congolese Catholic bishops have issued a "cry of grief and protest" about the murderous situation in their country - calling for more concerted action from the UN, the authorities and the international community.

  • November 16, 2008

    The leading Mennonite inter-church relief and development agency is providing US$280,000 in aid to people affected by war in the eastern region of of Congo, where violence is effecting hundreds of thousands.