The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the second-largest country in Africa. It has been ravaged by conflict for decades. It is a country rich in natural resources, yet is one of the ten poorest countries in the world.
The DRC has vast amounts of oil, diamonds, gold and other natural resources like cobalt, which is used in making our smart phones. At the same time, 74% of this country of 84 million people live in poverty. Many people are affected by chronic hunger and the spread of diseases, like measles and ebola. Violence against women is widespread.
With your support, Trócaire is providing life-saving support such as food, water and shelter. We support women who have survived violence. We also work on longer-term projects to build resilient communities. So people don’t go hungry, so that women are free from violence. So that people are protected and safe, and can live with dignity.