Fighting Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola and Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is battling the world’s second-worst Ebola outbreak. The deadly contagious disease has already killed more than 2,200 people in DRC since August 2018 and still threatens to spread into neighbouring African countries. It is a children's crisis that has left 900 children infected, over 5,300 separated and above 2,400 orphaned.

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Community Health Workers reduce the risk of child and mother mortality

Our teams of trained health workers use the Timed, Targeted Counseling method to reduce mortality among pregnant women and children under 5.

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Savings Groups Increase Household Income

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Internal conflict and prolonged political instability have destabilized and weakened the already fragile economic conditions for families in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where 60 per cent of the population lives on less than $1 per day. Vulnerable families are also affected by frequent natural disasters, such as flooding and epidemics.

Our teams have been working in the DRC since 1984. Today, we are working to contribute to the measurable and sustainable improvement of well-being for 5,311,208 children and their communities through transformational development and humanitarian relief programmes focused on: health and nutrition, education, water and sanitation, protecting children, livelihoods and resilience, food aid, psychosocial support and the reintegration of displaced people.

81.4 million

Population, total


Capital City

38 billion

GDP (current US$)
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Will you hear us? 100 Children tell their stories.

Violence in the Kasai region was escalated from 2016 to 2017 and although peace has mostly returned to the region, the effects still linger. This report is based on interviews World Vision conducted with more than 100 children living in the aftermath. The stories they shared are alarming, but unfortunately, not surprising.

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See how our programmes are improving the well-being of children in the DRC


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Health and Nutrition

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Livelihoods and Resilience

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