Democratic Republic of the Congo
Number of people served: 27,227
Two decades of conflict and instability have left the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with a weakened infrastructure and poor social services. Armed groups continue to roam eastern DRC, fueled by issues of identity, poverty, land conflict, and corrupt governance. Currently, there are more than 4.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country, living in a mix of official and unofficial camps, as well as with host families.
JRS in DRC
JRS provides formal and informal education for IDPs in camps surrounding Goma, Masisi and Mweso. JRS also sponsors extracurricular activities such as sports, films, and traditional dance to help children from both host and camp communities interact peacefully and find common ground.