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Ebola: New outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo infects hundreds

Kevin Jenkinson | 22 November 2018 | 0 Comments

A simple hug can lead to potential death in the Democratic Republic of Congo – where a new outbreak of the Ebola virus has so far infected 341 people and killed 215.

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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola virus, ebola, DRCongo, DRC, sierra leone, conflict, death, Africa

In Rwanda, an amazing secret spurs a new journey

Kieran McConville | 04 September 2018 | 0 Comments

On a overcast summer afternoon in 2014, a young woman arrived at the front door of the Concern Worldwide office in London. With her she carried a gift… and an amazing story of survival, redemption, and hope

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Topics: Resurge, Rwanda, Rwandan Genocide, concern, DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, refugee children

DRC crisis: Your questions answered

Grégoire Borgoltz | 07 February 2018 | 0 Comments

As violence intensifies in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Concern's Country Director in DRC, Grégoire Borgoltz, outlines the factors contributing to the escalating humanitarian crisis.

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Topics: DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, emergency response, humanitarian crisis

Access to water in DRC: “It’s about everyone working together”

Kimja Vanderheyden | 25 July 2017 | 0 Comments

Patrick Wathome, a Concern engineer in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), speaks about his work in rural communities to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities and practices.

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Topics: DRC, DRCongo, wash

From beneficiary to customer: paying for water services in DRC

Maedhbh McDonald | 13 January 2017 | 1 Comment

Learn how villagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have become paying customers of a local water source to ensure the sustainability of the service.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, wash

Supporting people affected by conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo

Maedhbh McDonald | 20 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Nestled in the centre of the African continent lies the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a vast country whose recent history has been one of conflict and corruption.

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Topics: DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, DRCongo

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