DR Congo

Meet Edisa (19)

There are currently around 45,000 Burundians living as refugees in neighbouring DR Congo - Edisa is one of them. With the support of our vocational training programme, she is finding her place - both at home and in her community.

"Now that I have a job, I feel more valued. My husband asks for my opinion."

What we do

War Child has been active in DR Congo since 2003. We work primarily in South Kivu province in eastern DRC and recently expanded our activities to the neighbouring province of Maniema, in the territory of Kabambare.

Together with our international and local partners we work to improve the future prospects of children and youth from refugee and displaced populations as well as those from host communities.

Through psychosocial support, we help children and youth overcome trauma. Our vocational and life skills training equips young people with the tools to attract employment, handle life's challenges and support one another. We also set up youth groups where key issues in the community - such as the exploitation of natural resources and sexual violence - are brought to the table.

Our projects

Curious to learn more about a specific project? Click on the pins in the map below.

Where we work

War Child Holland - projects in DRC









  • DR Congo Joint Response 5

    Kalehe & Fizi Territories, South Kivu

    Responding to the urgent needs and protection risks of conflict-affected communities in eastern DR Congo. A multi-sectoral project implemented by War Child in collaboration with 13 other NGOs. Read more

  • Emergency Education Response

    Fizi Territory

    This project aims to meet the needs of children at risk of dropping out of school due to conflicts and natural disasters by guaranteeing their retention and school completion.

  • A safe space for the most vulnerable children

    Kalehe territory

    Through protection, reunification and reintegration services, this emergency project seeks to support some of the most vulnerable children in the country - including children associated with armed groups, unaccompanied children and survivors of gender-based violence as well as children affected by recent conflicts in the Kalehe territory.

  • Emergency response to the needs of vulnerable households and individuals

    Salamabila and Kabambare, Maniema (Kabambare territory)

    This multi-sectoral response sets out to strengthen the resilience of girls and boys affected by protection incidents linked to the humanitarian crisis in the Maniema province. We do this through widening access to vital protection services and raising awareness to support communities to create a protective bubble around children.

Our partners in DR Congo

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KUA (Kujitegemea Action)

KUA promotes the rights of children and provides humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people

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CFAD (Centre de Formation et d'Action pour le Développement)

CFAD contributes to the sustainable improvement of the living conditions of vulnerable people

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For an overview of all our partners in DR Congo and beyond go here.


Kevin Zakariah Ndemera is our acting representative in DR Congo.
For more information or a specific question, you can reach out to him below.

War Child DR
80, Avenue de Gouverneur, Ibanda
Bukavu, South Kivu