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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

  • 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.

Photo of one of ADRA's women's literacy groups
Helping renew the socio-economic status of a household
A park guard learns to use a compass and GPS unit to enhance law enforcement efforts and combat poaching at the national park.
In Conservation, a Lifeline for the Bonobo
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, USAID supports a program working to reintegrate girls and boys.
Helping Child Soldiers Reintegrate

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 in DRC, 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. In DRC, USAID is seeking to help establish a more stable democracy with a healthier, better educated population benefiting from peace and security.


Last updated: June 24, 2014

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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

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Julie Wood/Carla Komich
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
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