The International Rescue Committee

Democratic Republic of Congo, September 2002

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been devastated by a complex war that has seen the world’s largest documented death toll since World War II. A mortality survey conducted by the IRC in 2002 found that between August 1998 and August 2002, approximately 3.3 million people died as a result of the ongoing conflict.

The IRC is committed to reducing this excess mortality through implementation of comprehensive emergency primary health care and water/sanitation programs. With headquarters in the capital Kinshasa and field offices throughout the east of the country, the IRC is one of the largest humanitarian actors in the DRC.

International-Rescue-Committee

  • A young boy receives supplementary feeding three times a week at an IRC feeding centre in South Kivu. Kate Holt.
  • Three young children in a hospital supported by the IRC in Kalemie, Katanga. Kate Holt.
  • Children in an IRC supplementary feeding centre in South Kivu.
  • Kabare Health Zone - Mbiza. An IRC worker carries out a nutritional Health survey. Kate Holt.
  • A young boy at a supplementary feeding centre run by the IRC. Kate Holt.
  • Kavumu Health Zone - The IRC support a local NGO called GISDG who work in the health centre. Kate Holt.
  • Kavumu Health Zone - The IRC support a local NGO called GISDG who work in the health centre. Kate Holt.
  • A young boy who is a beneficiary of the IRC"s water projects in Kalemie, Katanga. Kate Holt.
  • A man receives treatment for cholera in the CTC. The Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) was established by the IRC. Kate Holt.
  • A young child with cholera is watched by his mother. Kate Holt.
  • A young child sits at the feet of her mother who is receiving treatment in the CTC. Kate Holt.
  • The IRC sent out a doctor to carry out health assessments in the region. Kate Holt.
  • Nigel, a doctor employed by IRC, and Jonas, a local nurse employed by IRC, discuss the progress. Kate Holt.
  • Mosquito net education project- Kalwa, Katana Health Zone. Marlene is employed by IRC to run educational sessions. Kate Holt.
  • Beneficiaries of IRC's programs in Bukavu, Eastern DRC. Kate Holt.
  • Kabunga Water Project, The IRC have been responsible for designing and implementing water supplies. Kate Holt.
  • A graveyard by the river in Kalemie. The IRC conducted a mortality study in 2001. Kate Holt.