This landlocked country is one of the poorest nations in the world. Half of the population rely on humanitarian assistance.
Years of bad governance and armed conflicts, particularly in the eastern provinces have left the country facing extreme poverty.
These factors have resulted in major population displacements, a lack of basic services and poor infrastructures. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in the middle of a severe humanitarian crisis, with millions of vulnerable people in need of humanitarian assistance. With Measles, Ebola and cholera epidemics already worsening the situation, DRC is now dealing with the latest threat of Covid-19, which is spreading through the country.