Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is settled on a huge swath of land in central Africa, rich with mineral resources and a diverse mix of ethnic groups. Unfortunately, this diversity has often caused violent divisions. The most recent conflict, the Second Congo War (1998 – 2003) was the most deadly world conflict since World War II. Disputes range from resources, refugees, land rights, corruption, sexual violence, and prejudice. We work to bolster the nation’s maturing democracy, end ethnic conflict, promote gender equality, and transform the Democratic Republic of the Congo into a peaceful country.

world ranking

#1 is most peaceful, equal, and democratic

peace

#152

out of
163 countries

gender equality

#149

out of
155 countries

democracy

#157

out of
167 countries

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My Neighbor is My Brother Banner My Neighbor is My Brother – Helping Communities to Embrace Peace in Tanganyika - The Tanganyika and Haut-Katanga provinces, known for their rich deposits of copper and other metals, used to be a stable area of the DRC. In 2013, the region has plunged into conflict, pitting the tribes of the Luba and the Twa against each other; since then, relationships between […]
Security Forces Project Banner Restoring Relationships Between Security Forces and Civilians in the Eastern DRC - With the support of the UK’s Department for International Development, we are leading a security sector reform program called Lobi Mokolo Ya Sika, “Tomorrow is a New Day”. The goal of the program is to strengthen the accountability of Congolese Armed Forces in North Kivu, South Kivu, and […]
SECC banner Secure, Empowered, Connected Communities - Communities in regions of the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are often victims of the attacks of the Lord’s Resistence Army, the notorious rebel group led by Joseph Kony. Though international efforts have reduced the group’s influence, pockets of LRA fighters continue to attack villages, looting property and abducting citizens.

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Country Director
Kevin Osborne
Email: kosborne@sfcg.org

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