Democratic Republic of the Congo

Affected by violent conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics, food insecurity, chronic poverty and structural deficiencies, the Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a humanitarian crisis that affects nearly 16 million people. These structural and cyclical causes have resulted in significant population movements, deterioration of the living conditions of the most vulnerable, non-respect of their fundamental rights and reduced access to basic services. While the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, Kasai, South Kivu, Tanganyika and Kasai-Central in the east of the country are particularly affected, rapid and effective humanitarian action is needed throughout the country to meet humanitarian needs.

Present in the DRC since 2003, ACTED works mainly to respond to emergencies, strengthen the resilience of populations, co-construct efficient governance and promote an inclusive and sustainable growth.

ACTED in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Our achievements in 2018...

401,152
Beneficiaries
18
Projects
18
international employees
296
national employees

Intervening today mainly in eight provinces, ACTED brings a flexible and adapted emergency response to acute and complex humanitarian crises by intervening with the most vulnerable populations. ACTED seeks to respond to their immediate needs in terms of access to shelter, food security, essential household items or access to water; while ensuring the promotion of a protective environment. In parallel, ACTED also works in a longer term approach through road and infrastructure rehabilitation, economic recovery projects and the prevention of gender-based violence. Finally, ACTED aims at supporting the structuring of civil society in partnership with 6 major national networks.

Oil distribution stand in Kiziba
Distribution site in the process of delivery South Kivu
A beneficiary washes her hands before entering the Makobola distribution site.
Motorcycle driver daily worker in a road with a risk of landslide – Kiziba-Kitindi axis, Shabunda, SK, June 2019
A beneficiary in the distribution site – Kabimba-Kigongo axis

Current projects

Emergency multi-sectoral response in food assistance, WASH, shelter and CCCM to people affected by displacements, in South-Kivu and Maniema provinces, and provision of humanitarian information services in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Multi-sectoral response in food assistance, agricultural support, economic recovery and WASH to Central African refugees and host populations, in North Ubangui, South Ubangui and Bas Uélé provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Support to the Coordination of the Food Security and Shelter/AME Clusters in DRC

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation assistance to Central African refugees and host communities in North and South Ubangi and Bas-Uélé.

Emergency multisectoral assistance for the populations of the Nyunzu and Kiyambi Health Zones affected by inter-community conflicts.

Emergency multisectoral assistance for the populations of the Nyunzu and Kiyambi Health Zones affected by inter-community conflicts.

Emergency and recovery assistance to the population of the Fizi and Nundu Health Zones, Fizi Territory, affected by the armed conflict and natural disasters, through an intervention that guarantees access to safe housing.

Food and Livelihoods Assistance to Vulnerable Households in Tanganyika and Haut Katanga in DRC

Coordinated Action for Multi-Sector Programming in Camp and Out-of-Camp Settings

Strategic Assistance for Emergency Response (SAFER)

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Assistance and Protection to Central African Refugees in North Ubangui and Bas Uele

Emergency multisectoral response in food assistance and non-food items to displaced and returnees in South Kivu and Maniema Provinces

Cash and food distributions and agricultural recovery programmes for the most vulnerable Central African refugees and host population in Bas-Uélé and North-Ubangi Provinces

Emergency food distribution for cross border refugees, IDPs and host populations along the Mbomou and Ubangi Rivers

Food assistance for the people of Shabunda

©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo
©Gaytt Craig Ngelessa for ACTED DRC, 2017
Kolula Food Fair, Democratic Republic of Congo

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