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Stand with displaced people in the DRC

by ActionAid USA Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Stand with displaced people in the DRC
Stand with displaced people in the DRC
Stand with displaced people in the DRC
Stand with displaced people in the DRC
Stand with displaced people in the DRC
Stand with displaced people in the DRC
Stand with displaced people in the DRC
Stand with displaced people in the DRC

Summary

Political and military conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed thousands, destroyed homes, and displaced more than 1 million people since 2016. In partnership with the United Nations Refugee Agency, ActionAid is supporting 26,450 displaced people through women-led programs addressing the most urgent needs: gender-based violence, food insecurity, health, and basic survival.

$2,000
total goal
$1,880
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

In 2016, violence broke out between political militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the two years since, thousands of civilians, including women and children, have been killed, gender-based violence has escalated, and more than 1 million people have been forced from their homes. Many have lost everything as a result of the displacement.

Solution

ActionAid is assisting 26,450 displaced people in the Kasai region of the DRC. This includes training community volunteers and paralegals to support survivors of gender-based violence and document cases, facilitating children's clubs on human rights and conflict resolution, providing seeds and agricultural equipment to women and their families as they resettle, and providing $100 emergency cash disbursement to families in highest need.

Long-Term Impact

ActionAid's approach is unique. 98% of ActionAid staff are from the country in which they work, meaning they identify truly urgent needs, lead the project effectively, work in the culture and language of the community, and collaborate with governments and other partners. ActionAid has been working in the DRC for years and is committed to supporting its people for years to come as they claim their rights.

Resources

http:/​/​www.actionaidusa.org

Organization Information

ActionAid USA

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.actionaidusa.org
Project Leader:
Rachel Carle
Washington, DC United States
$120 raised of $2,000 goal
 
3 donations
$1,880 to go
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