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Congo (Democratic Republic)

Summary

The DRC matters to the UK. It is one of the poorest countries in the world and will have 15% of the world’s poor by 2030. It has also suffered from decades of conflict. The Congo wars, which ended in 2003, cost 5 million lives and drew in 8 other countries. Violence and insecurity continue to displace over 4.5 million * Results less than 1 million are rounded to the nearest thousand. Results over 1 million are rounded to the nearest hundred thousand. people from their homes – the highest number in Africa. DRC is prone to large public health emergencies, including seven Ebola outbreaks since the 1970s, a large yellow fever outbreak last year and ongoing cholera epidemics. At the same time DRC has enormous potential for growth, trade and investment. It has enough fertile land to feed a billion people. Its forests are second in size only to the Amazon. Its hydroelectric energy resources could power most of Africa. It has an estimated $24 trillion of mineral wealth. Unlocking this potential will have huge benefits for the Congolese people and the region as well as increase commercial opportunities for UK businesses.

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Implementing Partners (Beta) AAUK (1) ¦ Action Against Hunger (UK) (1) ¦ Adam Smith International (1) ¦ African Revival (1) ¦ Amnesty International (UK) (1) ¦ British Asian Trust (1) ¦ British Red Cross (1) ¦ CARE International UK (1) ¦ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) (2) ¦ Children in Crisis (1) ¦ Christian Aid (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (1) ¦ Concern Worldwide (2) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (1) ¦ DAI Europe (1) ¦ Department for International Development (18) ¦ EMMS International (1) ¦ Farm Africa (1) ¦ Fondation Hirondelle (1) ¦ Ghent University (1) ¦ Harewelle International Limited (1) ¦ Harewelle International Limited (1) ¦ HelpAge International (1) ¦ Hope and Homes for Children (1) ¦ Institute of Development Studies (1) ¦ International Alert (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (2) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (2) ¦ International Committee of the Red Cross (1) ¦ International Institute for Environment and Development (1) ¦ International Rescue Committee (UK) (1) ¦ Islamic Relief Worldwide (1) ¦ KPMG LLP (2) ¦ Life & Peace Institute (1) ¦ MannionDaniels (1) ¦ Mary's Meals (1) ¦ Mercy Corps Europe (1) ¦ Mokoro ltd. (1) ¦ Motivation (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (1) ¦ Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (1) ¦ Opportunity International (1) ¦ Orbis Charitable Trust (1) ¦ Overseas Development Institute (1) ¦ Oxfam GB (2) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (1) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (2) ¦ Practical Action (1) ¦ PwC (3) ¦ Railway Children (1) ¦ Rainforest Foundation UK (1) ¦ Samaritan's Purse UK (1) ¦ Save the Children UK (1) ¦ Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) (1) ¦ Search for Common Ground (SFCG) (1) ¦ Send a Cow (1) ¦ Sense International (1) ¦ Sightsavers (1) ¦ Social Development Direct Limited (1) ¦ SolarAid (1) ¦ Sound Seekers Limited (1) ¦ Street Child (1) ¦ The Leprosy Mission (1) ¦ Traidcraft Exchange (1) ¦ Trócaire (Northern Ireland) (1) ¦ UNICEF (UK) (1) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (4) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (3) ¦ United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) (1) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (1) ¦ Village Water (1) ¦ WaterAid (1) ¦ Womankind Worldwide (1) ¦ World Agroforestry Centre (1) ¦ World Bank, The (2) ¦ World Child Cancer (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (2) ¦ World Health Organization (WHO) (1) ¦ WYG International (1) ¦ Y Care International (1) ¦

1.67M

Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

2.1M

Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

660K

Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

210K

Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£124M

2019/2020