More Than Medicine: How We Care for Displaced People in the DRC

Our teams bring care to displaced families and host communities affected by the ongoing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

When violence and instability displace people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), our teams respond with medical care. In Minova, a town in the Kalehe Territory, the population has surged as people from neighbouring areas seek shelter from the fighting. These internally displaced persons (IDPs) come to our mobile medical units (MMUs) to receive lifesaving care in the absence of a safe, accessible healthcare facility.

Amid the armed conflict, our staff provides treatment for wounds, prescription medicines and paediatric care to IDPs and host community members alike—even as the fighting continues around them.

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