Every day, two cases of sexualized violence are recorded in the conflict-hit regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Germany is tackling the topic of sexualized violence in conflicts in the UN Security Council via Resolution 2467.
For decades, one of the most serious conflicts in recent times has been simmering in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. During his visit, Foreign Minister Maas underscored Germany’s commitment to stabilisation and the protection of women in conflicts.
Political relations Germany established diplomatic relations with the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 30 June 1960, immediately after the country gained independence. Since the end of the Congo…
The largest outbreak of Ebola to date in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has already claimed the lives of over 500 people. Germany is helping to fight the disease by providing humanitarian aid on the ground.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ongoing fighting has forced millions to leave their homes. Many children are severely malnourished. The Federal Foreign Office is now providing more aid.
The Federal Foreign Office has, through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, supported the Police Programme Africa since 2009 with the aim of improving local police structures.