Democratic Republic of Congo

  • 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.

  • November 14, 2008

    Representatives of a Pan-African grouping of faith leaders say the mineral resource-based conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could be prevented if signatories to peace agreements honored their stated commitments.

  • November 13, 2008

    Thousands of families who have opened homes to those fleeing the crisis-hit eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo are facing danger themselves as aid agencies seek to bring assistance amid conflict.

  • November 12, 2008

    A delegation of church leaders from Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo has set out to meet the presidents of the latter two countries in order to convey them a strong message in favour of peace.