The rebellion is taking over more villages - on Father's Day, let's help supply the hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the most essential supplies!

Democratic Republic of Congo

The second largest country of Africa, full of paradoxes. On one hand, it is rich in natural resources (including cobalt, copper, coltan, crude oil, diamonds, gold); on the other hand, its inhabitants are among the poorest in the world. For decades, the DRC has been suffering from prolonged conflicts that have led to one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world.

Overview:
  • 77% of the population live in extreme poverty for less than $1.90 a day
  • 16% of the country’s population, i.e. over 13 million people, require immediate humanitarian assistance
  • 13,6 million people are deprived of access to safe water sources and proper sanitary and hygienic facilities
  • numerous outbreaks of deadly diseases, including measles, malaria, cholera and Ebola
  • about 10% of all malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa occurred here
Our hospital carries

21000

medical procedures per year
We treat about

7000

malaria patients every year
Our midwives delivered about

1032

babies in 2021

23.06.2022

There is war in the Congo. The rebellion is capturing more villages and is coming dangerously close to our hospital. We need you very much today! Let us show that we are with all the staff and patients. Let us support them in these difficult hours.

What has been happening for the last few days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, specifically in North Kivu, in the hills immediately adjacent to our hospital, is spine-chilling. Today, no one there is thinking of celebrating Father’s Day. They have their hands full, fleeing their homes from the aggression of the rebellion which is taking over one area after another, spreading destruction and death.

We are only a few kilometres from the front. We need to stock up on supplies quickly, because the road to the provincial capital could soon be cut off. Refugees from neighbouring villages are arriving in our village. We can hear the shots of rifles and heavy artillery. War is unpredictable. You can’t hear the sirens alerting you to danger, and it could come at any time and from any direction.

The pattern of the rebels’ actions is very similar to the one we know from across the eastern border. The aggressors have entered and occupied new territories in the name of liberating these areas from some invisible force that threatens them. In reality, it is all about influence and minerals, with which the whole of North Kivu is saturated.

As we celebrate Father’s Day today, let us think of those who today are only thinking about getting their families through another day. Support for the hospital that is admitting the next wave of refugees is our top priority today. We ask for your support.

Urgent help needed

Humanitarian aid for Izium

Izium and the surrounding villages have endured six months of terror. There is not a single open food shop within a 100 km radius. Residents are relying on their last hidden supplies and, even more often, on the hope that they will just make it until humanitarian aid arrives.

We immediately set out to help and were among the first to arrive.

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We already have :
3,219 EUR
We need:
8,607 EUR
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