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Why we do it

Who we are

Hear Congo is a grass roots organization with enormous impact. We have enabled thousands of women displaced by civil war and domestic violence to resettle safely and begin constructive lives in good health.

Few nations in Africa, if not the world, are home to as many armed militias as the Democratic Republic of Congo. Even after billions of dollars in aid, the intervention of one of the largest peacekeeping are missions in United Nations history, and substantial international attention over two decades, Congo is incapable of providing the most elemental service: security.

For decades nine African countries have been fighting each other on Congolese soil. Since 1998 an estimated six million people have died as a result of these wars and the vast displacement they have created. Fragmentation. Factionalization. Decay. Ungoverned space. Ungovernable space. These are the terms used by aid workers and academics to describe Congo today. And it is likely to get worse. In Congo, war and chaos are endless.