Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was admitted to the IFRC in 1963. In 2015, it counted 11,114 active volunteers (up from 9,896 in 2009).

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Radio is a powerful tool that helps inform, transform and unite us. In a health emergency, it can also become a lifeline. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo)’s worst Ebola outbreak in history, radio is being used to engage communities ab …

13 July 2019

Communities living along the porous borders of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remain at high risk of the spread of Ebola. Thousands cross each day to sell and buy goods, tend to their farm and visit family and friends. With the epicenter of DRC’s largest Ebola outbreak only 100 kilometers away from the Ugandan border, it is crucial to contain and stop the virus from spreading.

26 January 2019

In 2018, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent responded to 34 emergencies in 22 countries across Africa where millions were affected by natural disasters, epidemics, population movement, complex emergencies and food insecurity. Af …

30 December 2018

By Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General Responders to the current Ebola epidemic in North Kivu are dealing with an unprecedented scenario. This is the first time that Ebola has found its way into an area where there is complex and violent conflict. It …

29 November 2018

The Red Cross and Red Crescent are working hard to contain Democratic Republic of Congo’s 10th Ebola outbreak, with a special focus on breaking the deadly virus’ chain of transmission. Six teams of DRC Red Cross volunteers with experience in Safe and D …

23 August 2018

July 2018,  Red Cross volunteers talk with the community in the Democratic Republic of Congo   At the scene of a tragedy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a team of Red Cross volunteers faced a very sensitive dilemma. A resident of a remote vil …

10 August 2018
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