Number of international staff: 16
Number of national staff: 116 (11 of whom are not paid directly by HI)
Main donors: European Union, Big Lottery Fund (via Handicap International United Kingdom), Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, ECHO, Unicef
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country whose social indicators are of serious concern, with high maternal and infant mortality rates and extreme poverty, with 80% of the population living on less than two dollars a day. Handicap International has been working in the DRC since 1995. At present, our projects are concentrated in Kinshasa and its environs, and in North Kivu. The organisation withdrew from its mine clearance projects in Kisangani at the end of 2010.
In 2011, Handicap International is due to implement a new physical rehabilitation project in the capital in partnership with the University Clinics of Kinshasa. The inclusive education and maternal and infant health projects will continue. In Goma, the inpatient physiotherapy and respiratory physiotherapy projects in the TFCs will carry on and our teams will be treating displaced people with disabilities in other camps in Masisi, Rutshuru and Nyiaragongo. In a context of reconstruction, we will also be embarking upon a wider process of reflection on the subject of specialist treatment for people with disabilities in North Kivu.