Democratic Republic of the Congo

Why World Vision is in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been dealing with compounded problems from armed conflict, displaced populations, severe food insecurity, disease, and natural disasters.

Ongoing conflicts in Eastern DRC have threatened the safety of vulnerable communities, and a range from flooding to drought has caused setbacks in agriculture, income, and people’s overall livelihoods. The violence has also displaced over 5.5 million people from their homes. As many as 26.4 million people in the DRC are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, and the country ranks as one of the highest in need of humanitarian assistance amid the global hunger crisis.

World Vision staff in the DRC are partnering with communities, faith leaders, governments, and others to tackle the root causes of social, economic, and safety-related issues. Over 95,000 people were equipped with clean water access, and 1.9 million households in vulnerable areas have improved food, financial resources, protection, and water, sanitation, and hygiene systems. Over 44,000 people are also being empowered to save money and stabilize their future income, and thousands of children received needed healthcare treatments.

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 peace to return to Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the communities affected by conflict.


  • For additional funding to enable us to respond to people’s greatest needs.


News from Democratic Republic of the Congo

From the Field

Reading club helps grow Lesline’s love of reading

When Lesline’s teacher noticed that she was struggling to learn to read and write, he recommended that she join the local World Vision reading club. Now her scores are improving, and she’s found a community of like-minded friends — and supportive adults, too.


Matthew 25: Prayer for children’s protection

Child labor and exploitation, female genital mutilation (FGM), and human trafficking are among the greatest evils in the world. Pray with us for an end to all harm against children and for World Vision’s work to protect children.