UNHCR | Donate to help refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo
More than 5 million people have been forced from their homes by multiple conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over 860,000 of these people – mostly women and children – have already fled from violence in neighbouring countries.
Around 4.5 million people are displaced within their country, most of them in the north-eastern regions of Ituri and North Kivu, which are also the epicentre of a deadly Ebola outbreak. A new spike of violence around Beni town in North Kivu has killed at least 100 people, displaced thousands and caused mass protests. Many are at the mercy of armed groups.
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UNHCR is providing support in the DRC by preventing and responding to gender-based violence and focusing on protecting vulnerable people, including women and children.
We’re also helping to provide people with the resources to create shelter and integrate into new communities, both inside the DRC and in neighbouring countries.