Children in the eastern DRC struggle with conflict and political instability. Communities live under constant threat of fighting between armed groups. Thousands of families have been forced to leave their homes and take refuge in camps with limited food, water, sanitation, health care, and protection.
Violence against women and girls is widespread and often goes unpunished. The United Nations has named eastern DRC one of the most challenging places to be female.
Our efforts in eastern DRC include:
Improving access to water, sanitation, and hygiene
Providing vocational training to help people find a source of income
Teaching farmers updated techniques and delivering agricultural supplies to help families earn an income
Supporting local initiatives for women, men, girls, and boys to have equal opportunities to thrive in life