Internal conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Decades of ongoing conflict has greatly damaged most of the country’s infrastructure leading to 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. In addition, disease outbreaks in the Great Lakes Region has resulted in 250,000 displaced people moving into DRC. Up to 80% of internally displaced persons/and or refugees have limited access to health care.29 In 2013, the maternal mortality ratio was 1,000 deaths per 100,000 live births and the total fertility rate 5.9 children per woman.30

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