Years after the official end of a decade-long civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violence remains pervasive throughout eastern DRC, sexual abuse of women and children continues to escalate and more than one-third of the population lacks access to basic healthcare.
International Medical Corps has worked in the DRC since 1999, providing primary and secondary healthcare, capacity-building, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and treatment, nutrition support, social and behavioral change, food security programs, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. In the last three years, we have responded to multiple outbreaks of disease, including Ebola, measles, polio and COVID-19.
International Medical Corps is currently serving communities in remote and hard-to-reach areas in Tanganyika, South Kivu and North Kivu provinces in eastern DRC, and Équateur province in the west. We have served more than 2 million people in the DRC, many of whom have been affected by armed conflict.