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Oxfam in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A child collects water from an Oxfam water point. The provision of clean water and sanitation is a big focus of Oxfam's work in DR Congo. Photo: Liz Lucas/Oxfam America

Over seven million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nearly four million people have been forced to flee their homes due to a vicious conflict

Oxfam is there supplying clean water, food and hygiene kits.

You can help: donate to DRC now 

More about Oxfam's response to the DRC crisis

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From our staff

Aimeline Elukesu, Public health engineer assistant

 I joined the OXFAM team in the DRC by doing a paid internship for future female engineers. I learned about WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) structures and activities, water sources implementation, the construction of wells, water supply, latrines and showers.



I am now an engineer assistant. I have a lot of challenges, especially with the difficult security environment that is constantly changing, but I love this job very much. 



In 2015-16 Oxfam helped:

1,700,000
people in
DR Congo

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Oxfam's projects in countries like DR Congo rely on your generosity.

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