DR Congo

Meet Lamegie (12)

Due to violence and poverty, Lamegie was missing school and lagging far behind her peers. Then, she was enrolled in a three-month catch up class. Find out how she is turning things around...

"Now, I am learning Swahili, French and mathematics.”

What we do

Active in DR Congo since 2003, we now work primarily in the east of the country, in South Kivu and Kabambare territory in Maniema. Working with partners, we improve the futures of conflict-affected children and youth in DRC and neighbouring countries.

We focus specifically on child protection, education, economic empowerment and psychosocial support, which includes play and movement-based activities to help children deal with their emotions and overcome trauma. Our vocational and life skills training equips young people with the tools to find work, handle life's challenges and support one another.

We also set up youth groups where key community issues such as sexual violence and the use of natural resources are brought to the table.

Our projects

Curious to learn more about a specific project? Click on the pins in the map below.

Where we work

War Child Holland - projects in DRC







  • DR Congo Joint Response 5

    Kalehe & Fizi territories, South Kivu, Eastern DRC
    We collaborate with 13 other NGOs on this multi-sectoral project to respond to the urgent needs and protection risks of conflict-affected communities in eastern DR Congo. Our Team-Up programme has been successfully integrated into this response. Read more

  • Emergency Education Response

    Fizi Territory, South Kivu, Eastern DRC
    This UNICEF-funded project provides an inclusive and quality education for children affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Fizi area. It works with children at risk of dropping out of school due to conflicts and natural disasters by guaranteeing their retention and school completion.

  • A safe space for the most vulnerable children

    Kalonge and Bunyakiri, Kalehe territory, South Kivu, Eastern DRC
    This emergency project provides protection, reunification and reintegration services to some of the most vulnerable children in DRC. This includes supporting children associated with armed forces and groups (CAAFAG), unaccompanied children and survivors of gender-based violence as well as children affected by recent conflicts in the territory.

  • Emergency response: Protection of vulnerable children

    Salamabila and Kabambare territories, Maniema province, Eastern DRC
    This multi-sectoral OCHA-funded project strengthens children's resilience to protection incidents due to the humanitarian crisis in the area. We widen access to vital protection services and raise awareness to support communities to create a protective bubble around children.

  • Protection of conflict-affected children

    Mwenga and Fizi territories, South Kivu

    This OCHA-funded project works to strengthen the child protection systems for children affected by conflict in the South Kivu territories of Fizi and Mwenga.

Our partners in DR Congo

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KUA (Kujitegemea Action)

KUA promotes the rights of children and provides humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people

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CFAD (Centre de Formation et d'Action pour le Développement)

CFAD contributes to the sustainable improvement of the living conditions of vulnerable people

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For an overview of all our partners in DR Congo and beyond go here.


Marie Soudnie Rivette is our Country Director in DR Congo. For more information or a specific question, Get in touch below.

War Child DR Congo
80, Avenue de Gouverneur, Ibanda
Bukavu, South Kivu