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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
 
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FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
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


Featured News

Congo on the brink of humanitarian disaster

The Democratic Republic of Congo is on the brink of another humanitarian emergency, with a massive funding shortfall expected to leave millions of the country’s most vulnerable people - who are living in camps for displaced people - without emergency food aid. In one camp, alone, there are more than 53,000 people who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing conflict.

The United Nations World Food Program had to reduce - and in some cases stop - food delivery to refugee camps late last year, citing a $75-million funding shortfall.

Meanwhile, conflict continues in this fragile country. DRC government forces recently attacked Ugandan Islamist rebels in the east. The move triggered a United Nations-backed offensive to get rid of insurgents. The rebels – known as the ADF-NALU – are an alliance of groups opposed to the Ugandan government that operate from bases in eastern Congo. They are a major roadblock to peace and people’s sense of security.

The ADF-NALU is blamed for recent attacks and kidnappings, including the deaths of about 40 civilians on Christmas Day. The U.N. says the group has abducted hundreds of Congolese citizens over the past year, alone.

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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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