Stand with displaced people in the DRC

by ActionAid USA
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
Photo credit: Solange Nyamulisa/ActionAid
Photo credit: Solange Nyamulisa/ActionAid

Thanks to your support, ActionAid has distributed 12,000 school supply kits, sent over 200 displaced children back to school, and provided 1,000 multi-purpose cash transfers to help families cover school costs, as well as other basic needs.

ActionAid and local partners in the DRC continue to provide support to displaced people in Kasai, especially women, young people, and children. ActionAid has supported 19,286 people through its women-led protection program and has established Community Women Committees working to reduce sexual and gender-based violence, which increased significantly when conflict broke out.

ActionAid has been able to provide urgent services and relief to over 39,000 displaced people in the Kasai region as a result of your generosity and support. However, much more must be done. With over 1 million people displaced and a lack of international attention, the situation in the DRC is one of the worst neglected displacement crises in the world.

Will you share our project with your friends and family? To tackle this human-rights crisis and provide displaced people with the services they have been deprived of, more funding must be raised, and fast.  

Your support makes a world of difference to displaced communities.

Thank you.

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Kangudia is a human rights activist living in the Kasai region of the DRC. Thanks to generous donors like you, she was trained by ActionAid to act as a paralegal for the communities affected by the Kasai conflict.

ActionAid, in collaboration with the Congolese National Police (PNC) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), has trained 40 paralegals in Kasai Oriental and Kasai Central Provinces of the DRC.

“I help village men and women demand justice when they face any violation of human rights, for example sexual gender-based violence. I provide the information on what the law says about the situation they are facing,” Kangudia shared.

Over the past two years in the DRC, thousands of people were displaced by violence between militia. In the midst of this crisis, the community saw an increase in gender-based violence. People like Kangudia stepped up to find justice and healing for survivors of violence.

Through your support, the work continues. ActionAid is helping activists in the DRC

  • facilitate community dialogues between the local government and women's groups representatives around advocacy for the reduction of sexual and gender-based violence
  • build two women's information and protection centers to support survivors
  • organize community-led trainings around sexual and gender-based violence for more than 800 people in the Kasai region

If you haven't already, please share this project with your friends and family. We need your support in order to keep great leaders like Kangudia leading the way to a world in which women's human rights are respected and championed.

Thank you.

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ActionAid USA

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Twitter: @actionaidusa
Project Leader:
Rachel Carle
Washington, DC United States

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