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 in the Democratic Republic of Congo have left the country facing extreme poverty.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in the middle of a severe humanitarian crisis. Over five million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity, and over three million children are fighting life-threatening hunger.
The coronavirus pandemic and the measures to try and contain it, have exacerbated the extreme poverty and already precarious living conditions for many communities. Supply chains have been affected, and basic food prices have soared. There’s also been a rise in gender-based violence compared to 2019.