Democratic Republic of Congo
The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) between 1998 and 2003 is considered one of the greatest humanitarian crises in the world though it received little international media attention even during the height of the conflict.
The violence has continued mostly unabated due to conflicts between armed militias and ethnic groups. Millions more civilian deaths have resulted from the conflict, hunger, abuse or disease. Rape has also been well documented as a weapon of war in DR Congo, and the scale of internal displacement is the fourth largest in the world.
CBM in partnership with the Baptist Community in Central Africa (CBCA) is working towards helping local citizens rebuild their lives and sources of family income through food security, counselling and support groups for rape victims, providing the means for skills training so communities can ensure a stable food source and households can improve nutrition, as well as generate income. The Church in DR Congo is working to minister to the spiritual, physical and psychological needs of those who have suffered the most.