An urgent fundraiser to save our Congolese hospital has been launched!

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

02.09.2022

Our Congo has seen a lot, but what the community living around our hospital is experiencing now will soon lead to a humanitarian disaster. We are already balancing on its brink.

The rebels entrenched themselves in their positions.

They are 800 metres east of the centre. The same distance separates us from the Congolese army positions on the opposite side. We are at the heart of this volcano, which is already trembling and ready to erupt. For the time being, there is a ceasefire. Any spark can reignite the mess of war. The hospital is operational and the village has already become a refuge for 15,000 families fleeing the war. 400 of the most needy people are squatting in the Sisters’ mission, getting food and essential aid from them.

The hospital is bursting at the seams. Staff regenerate by sleeping on the floor between one treatment and the next. People don’t want to flee any further. Although they are not completely safe anywhere, this is where they feel most comfortable.

We need to keep the hospital operational and respond quickly to a problem that affects the whole village. The water sources destroyed by the troops mean that the pipes are starting to run empty. At peak occupancy times, the taps run dry. We have to react because a lack of water means another sanitary disaster.

An urgent fundraiser has been launched to save our Congolese hospital! Our target is half of the monthly cost of operating the hospital. An amount that will allow us to respond to the needs of all those in need who come to us.

Urgent help needed

Warm Package for Ukraine

We are providing humanitarian aid on site because the lethal danger is not only the falling rockets, but also the cold. Sleeping bags, warm blankets, paraffin lamps, rocket stoves, heaters, thermal clothing and high-energy meals: these are all things we are taking to Ukraine.

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We already have :
17,651 EUR
We need:
22,222 EUR
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