International Rescue Committee (IRC)

2011: In Congo, continued progress

As the people of Libya and Egypt look to new futures, impressive strides by war-scarred Congo offer proof that the best of hopes can be realized.  The International Rescue Committee continues to be the largest humanitarian agency at work in Congo, and our community-driven approach to rebuilding is creating durable progress in education, health care, civil infrastructure, and other critical areas.

Community-driven reconstruction projects are underway in more than 2,000 villages, where residents look with pride at well-built and well-equipped schools and clinics, carefully planned irrigation systems, and other new facilities.  Our projects succeed over the long-term because they reflect the priorities of local residents and instill pride and ownership.
As the site of the deadliest conflict since World War II, Congo will need many years to rebuild what was broken.  

To Help

Donate Now: Your support can enable the IRC to continue aiding a remarkably resilient people as they reclaim their lives and country.
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