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

DRC conflict: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

A recent surge in violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the lives of millions of children who are already suffering from hunger, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and poverty. Learn more about the DRC’s conflict and current situation and about World Vision’s response to help impacted children and families.

From the Field

DRC floods: Photos of devastation, relief, and hope

In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, communities impacted by the deadly floods in early May unite in their grief and forge a path toward healing. View photos and read stories captured by World Vision staff who responded to the emergency needs of those affected and discover how we’re supporting impacted families through the devastation. Learn ways to support impacted communities, including offering your prayers.