Tagged: Democratic Republic of Congo

Story

When communities get caught in the cross-fire, they suffer. Innocent lives are lost. People are forced to flee from their homes. Living a normal life becomes impossible.

Image gallery

When communities get caught in the cross-fire, they suffer. Innocent lives are lost. These images tell the story of why we campaign on conflict and emergencies.

Press Release

Renewed combat in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has caused a drastic deterioration in the humanitarian situation and immense suffering for civilians, the Congo Advocacy Coalition, a group of 83 aid agencies and human rights groups, said today.

Policy Paper
Story
Small rooms crowded with small beds at a facility in Goma serve as a safe haven for women survivors of sexual assault in Congo. Standing is Justine Masika who runs a program, supported by Oxfam, that helps many of the women. Credit:Liz Lucas/Oxfam America

Spilling beyond the conflict that has swept the region, sexual violence is now beginning to corrode the core of traditional Congolese communities.

Story
About 75 people a week—most of them children—come to the rural Kabimba health clinic in Democratic Republic of Congo for treatment for a variety of illnesses, including malaria and cholera. Credit: Liz Lucas/Oxfam America

Outbreaks of cholera are just one of the consequences of Congo's underinvestment in everything from roads to health clinics to clean water.

Story
A former child soldier in Democratic Republic of Congo has now learned a new skill with which to support himself: furniture-making. Credit: Liz Lucas/Oxfam America

A former child soldier, this young man now supports himself as a furniture-maker in a small shop in Goma.

Story
Inside the classroom, pupils concentrate on the lesson during the class

The diversity in the children’s answers in this project is a fair sign that Oxfam does “work with others to overcome poverty and suffering”; that the school and the community do participate in Oxfam's projects.

Press Release

Oxfam today urged European leaders to do more to bring lasting peace in Eastern Congo.

Syndicate content