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Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • USAID provides humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict in eastern Congo.

  • Clinics treat the physical and mental wounds of rape survivors, and teach crafts to boost their incomes.

  • USAID helps rangers use GPS to combat animal poaching at the national park.

  • USAID provides Congolese farmers with seeds and tools that increase cassava production.

USAID Provides Reliable Power for Community Radio
Solar Power Multiplies Air Time for DRC Radio Station
Two women use cell phones after obtaining service in DRC
Cell Towers Strengthen Security in DRC
The Salonga-Lukenie-Sankuru Landscape lies in the heart of the central basin of the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Co
DRC Puts Poachers in Crosshairs to Protect Wildlife

About Democratic Republic of the Congo

In November 2011, the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) voted in their second national election since independence. While these elections are critically important, the country—with a population of over 71 million—faces multiple challenges. Due to the persistent presence of armed groups, ongoing insecurity continues to destabilize eastern DRC. Other challenges include rampant corruption, inadequate infrastructure and human resources, and a limited capacity to raise and manage revenues. USAID  is helping establish a more stable democracy with a healthier, better educated population benefiting from peace and security.

Last updated: June 01, 2015

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Mission Contact

USAID/Democratic Republic of Congo
198 Isiro Avenue
Kinshasa / Gombe
Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 81 700 5701

USAID Contact

Julie Wood/Carla Komich
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC