Democratic Republic of the Congo
Number of people served: 17,565
Two decades of conflict and instability have left the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with a weakened infrastructure and poor social services. Armed groups continue to roam eastern DRC, fueled by local and regional issues of identity, poverty, land conflict, and corrupt governance. Currently, there are more than 4.5 million internally displaced people (IDP) in the country, living in a mix of official and unofficial camps, as well as with host families.
JRS Programs in DRC
JRS provides quality formal and informal education for IDPs in camps surrounding Goma, Masisi and Mweso. JRS also sponsors extracurricular activities such as sports, films, and traditional dance to help children from both host and camp communities interact peacefully and find common ground.
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JRS DRC Country Director
Daniele De Angelis
Goma, Masisi, MwesoVisit JRS Great Lakes Website