Democratic Republic of Congo

Coping with Decades of Instability

The unspeakable brutality of armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has left countless civilians with severe disabling injuries. Handicap International works in North Kivu province, providing support to vulnerable people caught in the region’s conflicts and to victims of explosive remnants of war and armed violence.

In December 2014, the Democratic of Congo counted 2.75 million internally displaced people, and was home to nearly 120,000 refugees, according to UNHCR.


Learn more about our other projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo.