Democratic Republic of the Congo

Why World Vision is in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the most fragile countries in the world, with 2020’s pandemic joining the list of ongoing crises the country faces. Recurring armed conflicts cause violence and displace people from their homes and livelihoods, severe food insecurity leads to chronic malnutrition, and disease outbreaks like Ebola challenge the healthcare system’s capabilities. COVID-19 posed an additional burden for the health system and other social services, overstretching them among the country’s numerous humanitarian needs. The situation of kids who were already at risk of violence or exploitation from poverty has worsened as families feel the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. Over 1.4 million children were supported in areas like education, sanitation, and nutrition, thanks to partners and donors. Religious leaders played a key part in protecting children from harm during pandemic-related closures and promoting health messaging. We are responding to the conflict in the northern regions, providing food and other basic support to vulnerable families and communities. With partners, we’re addressing immediate survival needs and working toward a better future for vulnerable children and families, helping make sure kids are protected from violence and have basic needs met, and also that just systems and structures will uphold their wellbeing.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Prayer Requests from Democratic Republic of the Congo

World Vision's staff in Democratic Republic of the Congo are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For all the children in the DRC to be protected from COVID-19 and its lingering effects.


  • For peace in the eastern part of the country as people face armed violence and inter-community conflicts.


News from Democratic Republic of the Congo

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