World Vision Hong Kong in DR Congo (2017)Tags：
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) is one of the largest countries in Africa. Though rich in natural resources, the development of the country has been greatly hampered by political instability since the 1990s. Today, with a majority of its population living in poverty, DR Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world. Apart from economic challenges, the country also faces human displacement, as widespread militia activities and conflicts in the area have both driven Congolese out of their homes and caused influxes of refugees from neighbouring countries.
World Vision began its development work in DR Congo in 1984. Currently, World Vision operates in 13 provinces of the country and runs 27 Area Development Programmes in 7 of them, supporting over 90,000 sponsored children and their communities. Due to frequent natural disasters and armed conflicts, World Vision also actively responds to humanitarian emergencies, focusing on providing food, protection, nutrition, health care, child friendly spaces (CFS) and reintegration of internal displaced people.
In 2017, World Vision Hong Kong contributed approximately HK$19.19 million to support 4 ADPs and 16 other projects in DR Congo, benefiting over 490,000 people.