R.E.A.C.T. D.R. Congo

Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to mass displacement of civilians following the latest outbreak of violence in the eastern part of the country. More than 250,000 people are displaced, in addition to the one million who were already affected.

Responding to Emergencies with Appropriateness, Coordination and Timeliness.

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“Partnerships between humanitarian actors and private sector companies should be developed in which the core competencies of both parties are valued and leveraged. Though financial contributions may sometimes be easier for humanitarian actors to accept and use, humanitarian action would benefit significantly from access to the expertise, resources, and global, regional, and local networks of the private sector.”

[Source: WEF/OCHA Guiding Principles for Public-Private Collaboration for Humanitarian Action]


Several organisations within the Global Hand community and beyond have responded to this situation. Those indicated below with a [*] are Global Hand verified NGOs.


Would you like to donate to NGOs who are responding to this crisis?

You are welcome to place an offer of freight, human resources, funding or goods on the Global Hand site. Validated Global Hand members will be able to respond to your offer and use it in an appropriate and responsible manner. Please indicate in the description of your offer that you would like to direct your resources towards the situation in D.R. Congo.


  • Temporary shelter for refugee camps
  • Blankets, sleeping mats, soap, plastic sheeting
  • Food and drinking water
  • Medical supplies

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Further links you may find helpful regarding the situation in DR Congo.

  • Global Hand guide for community groups
    Global Hand has produced a guide to help community groups respond to disaster with appropriate action.
  • Alertnet
    Reuters humanitarian news website which contains regularly updated information regarding current crises.
  • ReliefWeb
    ReliefWeb is a United Nations website providing information to humanitarian relief organisations. Updated daily, the website includes press releases, policy documents and situation reports regarding current disasters.
  • ReliefWeb Map Centre
    United Nations website containing detailed maps of the detailed maps of the situation in DR Congo.
  • UN Mission to DR Congo
    MONUC website contains news updates and information from the UN’s Mission to DR Congo.
  • WEF/OCHA Guiding Principles for Public-Private Collaboration for Humanitarian Action
    The World Economic Forum (WEF) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have devised this set of principles to guide public-private collaboration for humanitarian action (disaster response).

Would you like to contact us?
If you would like to discuss a response to the situation in D.R. Congo further, feel free to contact us:


+852 2272 9390 for Hong Kong office, HQ (Katey Kenworthy)
+44 7792 419903 for UK office (Ben Solanky)


Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Congo (Democratic Republic of the)


DR Congo: Flash Floods - Oct 2008