Democratic Republic of the Congo

ACTED has been working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2003 to respond to humanitarian needs throughout the country. ACTED teams intervene in emergency situations towards the most vulnerable populations and displaced people in order to meet their basic needs. The NGO goes beyond emergency aid and implements long-term activities such as rehabilitation works, agricultural recovery projects or the geographic information systems. Through these, ACTED seeks to strengthen the resilience of populations and to support the structuring of civil society.

Mission context

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is facing a major humanitarian crisis affecting more than 7.3 million people. 6.9 million people, including 4.2 million children are in need of emergency assistance. This crisis results from the continued security instability, notably affecting the Eastern provinces of the country.

The resurgence of armed conflicts and inter-community violence in recent years has led to massive population displacements. With more than 2.1 million internally displaced persons, half of humanitarian needs are related to these massive movements of population. A volatile political context, the economic slowdown and the increase in inter-community violence have exacerbated the humanitarian context. In some regions, the situation continues to deteriorate while physical and security constraints are hampering aid delivery.

ACTED in the Democratic Republic of Congo

ACTED has been working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2003, operating in the provinces of South Ubangi, South Kivu, Tanganyika and Haut Katanga. Through its eleven operational bases, ACTED teams implement emergency programmes to meet the multiple needs of the most vulnerable populations with food security projects, water, sanitation and hygiene, non-food items delivery and shelter support. ACTED also conducts leads long-term activities, including road and infrastructure rehabilitation, income generating activities, agricultural recovery activities as well a geographical information systems. The NGO also supports the structuring of Congolese civil society by working in partnership with 6 major national networks.

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

Current projects

Multisectoral support to Central African refugees

Enhancing coordination of humanitarian shelter response

Restore road infrastructure for humanitarian access to South Kivu

Restoring humanitarian access to populations affected by humanitarian crises, South Kivu

Restoring NGOs access to the populations affected in Fizi et Shabunda

Assistance immédiate et multi-sectorielle aux populations très vulnérables affectées par une crise dans l’Est de la République démocratique du Congo

Life-saving multisectoral emergency assistance to displaced, returned and highly vulnerable host communities

Provision of goods in kind for hurricane Matthew Response in Haiti

Emergency assistance for highly vulnerable populations affected by a shock or crisis in Tanganyika and South Kivu provinces

Emergency food assistance to displaced, returnee and conflict-affected host populations in Shabunda territory

Support for resilience and crisis prevention for the populations of Nyunzu territory

Strengthening dialogue between Congolese civil society organizations and improving internal governance

WASH Consortium Programme

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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