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DR Congo
World Vision in Africa: DR Congo

Located in south-central Africa, DR Congo is Africa’s third largest nation. Rich in natural resources, including diamonds, gold and timber, the country has suffered years of deadly conflict that has triggered a devastating humanitarian crisis.

See the communities World Vision works with in the Democratic Republic of Congo:

1. Lwanza Go to Communtiy page 2. Kabondo Go to Communtiy page 3. Malemba Go to Communtiy page 4. Kimbanseke Go to Communtiy page
 
5. Ngandu Go to Communtiy page 6. Menkao Go to Communtiy page 7. Kasangulu Go to Communtiy page 8. Kikimi Go to Communtiy page
 
9. Ngemelina
DRC National Map

FAST FACTS COMPARISON

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Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
DRC 168/1000 56 Years 46% $160 61% 67% 905,354 73,599,000


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UPDATE: Ebola Update for Sponsors

Due to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, we have limited sponsorship activities for the next three months in communities in Sierra Leone. Activities affected include tracking the health of children and the sending and receiving of correspondence and special gifts. We will reassess the situation in October.

Our sponsorship activities in all other African countries that have reported cases of Ebola continue as planned.

Field staff members in these countries are working with government officials in order to help stop the outbreak.

We will continue to update sponsors as developments become available.

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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • Over four million people have been estimated to have been killed since 1998 in various conflicts
  • Continuous looting of crops by rebels and lack of transportation has severely damaged agricultural production
  • Over 1 million people are living with HIV and AIDS in the DRC
  • Over 680,000 children who have lost one or both of their parents to HIV/AIDS

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