DRC overview & achievements: January 2014–July 2015

DRC overview & achievements: January 2014–July 2015

09 December 2015

Concern Worldwide has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1994. Working in Masisi and Walikale in North Kivu, and in Manono Territory in Katanga, our focus is on providing humanitarian assistance, water and sanitation, and building livelihoods.

Meeting between Concern Worldwide and a community Protection Committee in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Silvia de Faveri / Concern Worldwide.

North Kivu

Concern’s programmes in Masisi and Walikale include multi-sectorial and agricultural fairs, Cash for Work activities, cash transfers, WASH and sensitisation on protection issues.

  • Fairs and cash transfers give beneficiaries access to household items, seeds and small livestock, enhancing their resilience.
  • Demonstration gardens have helped the community to develop skills in new agricultural techniques and improve their harvests.
  • Protection Committees established at community level are working to increase awareness of human rights, health and legal services.
  • Cash for Work schemes have helped rehabilitate roads and bridges, increasing access for humanitarian agencies, public transport etc., boosting the local economy.

Katanga

Concern has been working in Manono territory since 2006. From cash transfers to agricultural training, increasing access to safe water to road building, this holistic approach is helping to re-establish livelihoods and enhance resilience.

  • Seeds distributions, demonstration gardens and training of new skills are helping beneficiaries to enhance their livelihoods.
  • Agricultural Support Officers and Village Development Committees are working to improve agriculture and livestock techniques and good practices.
  • Communities have improved their hygiene by constructing demonstration latrines with hand-washing stations and waste disposal holes, thanks to the sensitisation of volunteers called RECOs (Community Relays).
  • Local Water Management Committees ensure the maintenance of the water points created by Concern.
  • Roads and bridges restored through Cash for Work activities have increased access to water points, gardens and local markets.

For a full overview, including beneficiary figures, please download the publication below.

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Meeting between Concern Worldwide and a community Protection Committee in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Silvia de Faveri / Concern Worldwide.

DRC overview & achievements: January 2014–July 2015

Summary overview of our programmes and achievements in the Democratic Republic of Congo from January 2014 to July 2015.
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