Cash and Vouchers
25 July 2012

At Mugunga camp, outside Goma, the World Food Programme now provides assistance to people displaced by conflict through vouchers, which can be exchanged for food at the local market.

Refugees and IDPs
28 June 2012

The eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing a new wave of violence that has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee their homes in North and South Kivu, Orientale province, and in the north of Katanga. As of mid-June, at least 400,000 people were displaced in the eastern part of DRC alone. Thousands more have sought refuge in Rwanda and Uganda. 

Cash and Vouchers
1 June 2012

Cash & vouchers in the Democratic Republic of Congo stimulate local economies and reinforce social integration. Bargaining over food prices and the interaction between the displaced and host populations in the market contribute to building social cohesion in communities fractured by years of conflict.

Climate Change
20 April 2012

KIBUMBA, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo - In North Kivu, the World Food Programme feeds the hungry but also contributes to the protection of the environment and creates jobs through a recycling project.

Emergencies, Focus on Women, General Food Distribution
19 April 2012

A mother of nine, Josiane Matchirucha has not been displaced but, still, she is among the most affected by population displacement. Five families have sought shelter in her home. Now, forty people live under her roof, eat at her table and share her toilet.

Crop Production, Purchase for Progress
5 March 2012

P4P - an innovative scheme designed to promote the interests of small holders - has turned around the life of one famer in the Demcratic Republic of Congo. Now others want to follow his example.

Food for Assets
7 October 2011

It was in the evening, almost at nightfall, the young girl was going home to her grandmother’s as her parents were separated. On the way, four men abducted her.
One of them raped her, while the others watched, after that they told her she was free to go. When she managed to get back to her grandmother’s place a few hours later, in tears, she told her everything.


Capacity Building
24 June 2011

WFP congratulates Murhabazi Namebage on winning the World’s Children’s Prize, an educational programme for young people about the rights of the child, democracy and global friendship. 

Capacity Building
24 June 2011

John and Rafiki were only 15 when they were enlisted by armed gangs in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. John became a body guard and Rafiki was put in charge of transporting ammunition.  Today, they are both at a WFP-supported centre in the town of Masisi,  and have only one thing on their minds: resuming their normal lives.

25 February 2011

A WFP barge which was an essential tool for WFP logistics to provide food to Congolese refugees, who returned from Zambia two years ago, has been handed over to the provincial government of Katanga.