Armed civil conflict and food insecurity in the north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced millions of people to flee their homes in search of refuge. Convoy of Hope is responding to the massive humanitarian need. Through partnerships, Convoy has completed distribution at a refugee camp in Beni. In the camp, a group of more than 70 orphaned children received hot meals cooked specifically for them.
The ongoing war in the region has profoundly affected these children. Some of them were separated from their families during the conflict, while others tragically lost their parents to the violence.
The conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has caused mass displacement and exacerbated challenges that families already face as they try to care for their basic needs. The majority of people displaced have found refuge in camps in the country. With such a large population of internally displaced people, food insecurity, increased violence, and disease, the people of the DRC are at an extreme risk of a humanitarian crisis.
This disaster is occurring at the same time the DRC suffers from mass flooding in communities near Lake Tanganyika. The flooding caused at least 400 deaths and mass damage to infrastructure. Convoy of Hope is responding to the massive humanitarian need it has caused, as well.
While Convoy’s food distribution provided essential relief, the people of the DRC need more help to recover. To help Convoy continue to support vulnerable people in the DRC, you can donate to the Crisis Relief Fund.
Since 2011, Convoy of Hope's #Agriculture initiative has trained more than 25,000 participants in best practices, with the goal of reaching 100,000 by 2030. We're sharing a staff member's experience seeing this programming in #Tanzania: http://h.ope.is/3PUz8BM