Source: International Rescue Committee (IRC) |

A new study by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and partners reveals women and children are bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The study by IRC, the Ecole Regionale de Santé Publique of the Université Catholique de Bukavu (ERSP-UCB), and partners reveals attacks against healthcare in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) impact women and children the most

DRC suffered 159 documented attacks against healthcare facilities in 2022. In the case study areas, healthcare facilities cease operations for up to 4 weeks following an attack; Women avoid seeking antenatal and postnatal care in attacked health centers, risking maternal and infant lives; Shortages of medicines and parental fear endanger malnourished children; Local…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) president: "We are witnessing a global and collective failure to protect civilians in armed conflicts"

The ICRC has witnessed the human cost of war and heavy explosive weapons rising over the past two years

"Today, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Gaza, Sudan, Ukraine and Yemen, we are witnessing a global and collective failure to protect civilians in armed conflicts" says ICRC president Mirjana Splojaric. Statement for the first international follow-up conference to review implementation of the Political Declaration on explosive weapons…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

India-Democratic Republic of Congo Foreign Office Consultations

The bilateral trade between India and DRC is growing at a healthy rate and has increased from US$ 321 million in 2018-19 to US$ 845 million in 2022-23

The First Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between India and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was held on 10 April 2024 in New Delhi. The Indian side was led by Shri Sevala Naik Mude, Additional Secretary (Central & West Africa Division), Ministry of External Affairs and the DRC side was led…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Iran’s new envoy to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) meets Foreign Minister (FM) Amirabdollahian before departure for mission

Iran’s newly-designated ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Amir Hosseini met with the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on the eve of the departure to his diplomatic mission on Tuesday

Iran’s newly-designated ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Amir Hosseini met with the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on the eve of the departure to his diplomatic mission on Tuesday. Hosseini gave a report on his mission, the upcoming plans for the further promotion and enhancement of ties…

Source: Government of Canada |

Minister Hussen highlights Canada’s strong engagement in Africa during visit to Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda

During his trip, he reaffirmed Canada’s engagement in Africa, particularly in support of empowering women and girls, increasing green economic growth and ensuring a more prosperous world for all

Yesterday, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, concluded his trip to Benin, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. During his trip, he reaffirmed Canada’s engagement in Africa, particularly in support of empowering women and girls, increasing green economic growth and ensuring a more prosperous world for all.…

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Source: Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) |

Africa Finance Corporation’s year of impact sees major expansion of projects and investment

Underpinning robust growth in earnings and total assets, AFC successfully navigating the global geopolitical, inflationary and debt distress challenges of 2023 to implement critical infrastructure projects across multiple sectors

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (www.AfricaFC.org), Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has announced its most impactful year to date, with unprecedented expansion of projects and investments spanning energy, transportation, mining, food, textiles and climate resilience. Underpinning robust growth in earnings and total assets, AFC successfully navigating the global geopolitical, inflationary and…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Women of North Kivu: “Peace must return”

Stories of displacement, hardship, and hope from women fleeing violence in DR Congo

Over the past two years, more than one million people have fled ongoing fighting in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). More than half of them have sought refuge near the provincial capital of Goma, where many live in inhumane conditions in makeshift camps lacking decent shelter, water, food,…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Democratic Republic of the Congo: More than 44,000 people receive emergency food aid as violence in eastern provinces intensifies

At present, over 39,000 families have found refuge in Kanyabayonga, in Lubero territory in northern North Kivu province

As humanitarian needs continue to grow at an alarming rate, the resources available to respond to the crisis are in danger of running out very quickly. The escalation in fighting between the armed forces of the DRC and the March 23 Movement (M23) in the southern part of North Kivu…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Deepening humanitarian catastrophe in Ituri completely forgotten

Increased inter-communal violence has accelerated a breakdown in the social cohesion between communities as repeated attacks have forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes since February 2024

The humanitarian situation in Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is becoming increasingly critical, with over 1.6 million people displaced in the province at the end of 2023. The international community must stop neglecting communities in Ituri and take urgent action to support them build the foundations…

Source: Save the Children |

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Violence in North Kivu Forces Over 500 Schools to Close, With Teachers Kidnapped and Students Terrified

Since the beginning of 2024, violence has forced about 190 schools to close their doors, according to Save the Children’s analysis of data from the education cluster

A spike of violence in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced 540 schools to close in the past year, creating chaos for children and putting them at risk of being recruited by armed forces, forced into work, Save the Children said. Since the…