www.solidarites.org

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Between armed conflict and epidemics
27 million people suffer from food insecurity
6.6 million people need Water, Sanitation and Hygiene assistance
5.5 million people displaced
524.327 people helped

Context

The humanitarian and security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains alarming. The situation has deteriorated in North Kivu and Ituri, where SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL carries out its activities.

Despite peace initiatives, fighting continued in the country. The health situation was also poor and several epidemics — cholera, measles, plague, Ebola Virus Disease — continued to spread in the eastern provinces.

This context resulted in large-scale emergency humanitarian needs in many fields. The implementation of recovery/development projects (“nexus”) in stable areas to the east is taking longer than planned. In 2022, 27 million Congolese men, women and children were suffering from food insecurity and 6.6 million needed Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) assistance. 5.5 million people were displaced within the country.

  • 107 millions inhabitants
  • 179th out of 191 countries on the Human Development Index

Our action

  • Mission
    opened in 2000
  • Team 15 international staff
    152 national staff
  • Budget 10.16M€

North Kivu, in eastern DRC, was once again the scene of violent clashes between the Congolese army (FARDC) and fighters from the March 23 Movement (M23). Fighting initially broke out at the end of March 2022 in the Rutshuru area, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and take refuge just outside Goma by the end of May 2022. In response to this situation, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL carried out a rapid needs assessment at the Kibati site where displaced people had congregated. Our team then took action within 48 hours, providing immediate access to drinking water for those displaced by transporting water to the Kibati site using water tankers.

Partners

Institutional and private funding partners AFD, BHA, AESN/SENEO/AERMC, CDCS, SDC, ECHO, FCDO, DRC HF
Operating partners ACF, ACTED, Concern Worldwide, Mercy Corps, NRC, SOFEPADI, FAEVU

Our impact

Rapid response during the emergency phase

  • Rapid multi-sector assessments
  • WASH emergency packages
  • Multi-sector cash transfers
people helped

Helping populations recover

  • Agricultural recovery (distribution of seeds, small livestock and tools, agricultural training)
  • Creation of income generating activities and village savings and credit associations (AVEC)
  • Rehabilitation of drinking water supplies and networks
water sanitation

Reducing the impact and prevalence of epidemics and waterborne diseases

  • Epidemiological monitoring
  • “Water and Sanitation” activities in health centres
  • Development of long-term strategies to improve the prevention of epidemics through local actors

Should you have any questions, please contact Justine Muzik Piquemal.

Justine Muzik Piquemal

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