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.