Democratic Republic of the Congo

Our work in DR Congo

Oxfam hand washing stations in Mbandaka as part of Aler t 233. Credit: Junior D. Kannah

The DR Congo Hub

In November 2018, under the initiative of the Hub development in DR Congo, around 20 potential members of DR Congo Hub met in Goma, together with a Start Network team representative, to create a vision for a more effective and efficient humanitarian system in DRC that is independent, proactive, community-led, with collective responsibility.


The DRC Hub has identified the following key priority areas of work:


- Exploring two cases studies of disaster anticipation (volcanic eruption in Goma) and emergency response ( Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces); 

- Organising a training session for risk financing,

- Testing the Start Network Tiered Due Diligence Framework

- Promoting communication and engagement of potential members of the Start Network DRC Hub


The Hub leadership in DR Congo

The DR Congo Hub Leadership team includes:

-  Cecile Kasoki, ActionAid

-  Yves Ngunzi Kahashi, CAFOD

-  Anuarite Kabuo, MIDEFEHOPS ASBL

-  Gang Karume, Rebuild Hope for Africa

The vision and journey of the DRC Hub

Gang Karume from the DR Congo Hub discusses localisation

Other work in DR Congo from across Start Network

Latest news from across Start Network's work in DRC

Start Fund alerts in DRC

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E.g., 11/30/2020
E.g., 11/30/2020
Alert Alert date Country Crisis type Alert type Status of alertsort descending Amount Awarded Agencies Funded
359 DRC (Fire) 15 Sep 2019 - 12:00 Congo [DRC] Fire Rapid onset Reporting £190,000 Christian Aid Read more
363 DRC (Storm) 2 Oct 2019 - 08:30 Congo [DRC] Storm Rapid onset Reporting £248,361 Christian Aid, Tearfund Read more
384 DRC (Displacement due to conflict) 27 Nov 2019 - 09:37 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Rapid onset Reporting £299,875 CAFOD, Tearfund Read more
398 DRC (Displacement due to Conflict) 15 Jan 2020 - 12:30 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Rapid onset Reporting ActionAid, CAFOD Read more


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