The northeastern border regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have become a battleground as the Lord’s Resistance Army attack villages, kill unarmed civilians, burn homes, and take captives. Thousands of people have fled and are living with relatives or in makeshift shelters in larger, more secure towns. Samaritan’s Purse is providing food for thousands of at-risk families and supporting medical facilities. In 2011 Samaritan’s Purse writer Gary Martyn and photographer Matt Powell traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to document our relief efforts there.
Democratic Republic of Congo Projects