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 12.8 million people. 6.9 million people, including 9.8 million that are deeply afected by armed conflicts and antural disasters. 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

Shelter response for crisis-affected populations in the Yumbi health zone

Supporting food production and improving livelihoods of Central African refugees and host families in Bas Uélé

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

Support for humanitarian coordination through the strengthening of the resources of the national food security and MEA/shelter clusters

Support for building the resilience capacities of the most vulnerable populations in Tanganyika and Upper Katanga provinces through a holistic multisectoral approach

Support for strengthening the food and nutritional security of the Pool’s populations and revival of agropastoral and fisheries activities in the Pool department

Protection and WASH support for Central African refugees and host communities in Bas Uélé

High Priority Road Re-opening Project (Pro-Roads)

Protection and EHA assistance to Central African refugees and host communities in North Ubangui, South Ubangui and Bas Uélé, Democratic Republic of Congo

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

Immediate response in food assistance and non-food items to highly vulnerable populations affected by crisis in South Kivu

Multisectoral assistance for displaced, returnees and conflict-affected hosts in Pweto territory, Upper Katanga

Emergency response in food security to highly vulnerable Central African refugees and host population affected by the crisis in Bas-Uélé province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Strengthening dialogue between Congolese civil society organizations and improving internal governance

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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