Democratic Republic of the Congo Hub

The DRC Hub works to build a model of a humanitarian system that is more inclusive, independent, proactive, locally led and with shared collective responsibilities. We bring together nearly 60 local, national and international organisations, with future plans to include the public sector, private sector and academia.

Oxfam hand washing stations in Mbandaka as part of Aler t 233. Credit: Junior D. Kannah

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In 2020, the DRC Hub made significant progress across membership, governance, and programmes. We were the first hub to access the Hub Incubation Fund to invest in our structures, activities, and leadership. We put a provisional Hub Realisation Leadership Team in place to begin developing the governance model and statutes, and the membership protocol. These supported four local and national organisations as they went through the Start Network Due Diligence pilot to become official members of the network. We also worked to expand presence across DRC by engaging members across a larger number of provinces.


The DRC Hub also initiated designs for a number of humanitarian programmes to put our vision into action. The first was a Community-led Innovation Partnership (CLIP) programme to support community-led solutions to prevent, prepare, anticipate, and respond to crises. The second was focused on addressing disaster risk and improving preparedness to predictable crises. We have been vocal champions for change within Start Network, its membership, and the wider humanitarian sector.




Future plans


The DRC Hub has outlined a key set of key priorities. These include:


• Holding a national workshop with our constituency to validate the business plan and establish longer-term governance and leadership structures.

• Registering the Hub as an independent entity.

• Putting our communication strategy into action and beginning a fundraising campaign.

• Identifying a longer-term host of hub funds, and providing capacity strengthening support to local members –particularly if they are to host the funds.

• Beginning implementation of the innovation and risk financing programmes that were designed in 2020.




The Hub leadership in DR Congo


Cecile Kasoki, ActionAid

Yves Ngunzi Kahashi, CAFOD


Gang Karume Augustin, Rebuild Hope for Africa 

Saah Nyambe Lebreton, Trocaire

Kasika Kibatsi, Humanitarian Affairs Division, DRC Government

Deocard Murhambo, Start Network

The vision and journey of the DRC Hub

Gang Karume from the DR Congo Hub discusses localisation

Other work in DR Congo from across Start Network

Latest news from across Start Network's work in DRC

Start Fund alerts in DRC

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Alert Alert date Country Crisis type Alert type Status of alert Amount Awarded Agencies Funded
580 DRC (Displacement due to Conflict) 2 Feb 2022 - 09:00 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Not allocated Read more
578 DRC (Flooding) 31 Jan 2022 - 09:30 Congo [DRC] Flooding Implementation ActionAid, CAFOD Read more
568 DRC (Displacement due to Conflict) 2 Jan 2022 - 09:30 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Not allocated Read more
567 DRC (Displacement due to Conflict) 20 Dec 2021 - 15:00 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Implementation CAFOD Read more
565 DRC (Storm) 15 Dec 2021 - 10:00 Congo [DRC] Storm Implementation CAFOD Read more
560 DRC (Conflict) 2 Dec 2021 - 10:00 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Implementation Action Against Hunger (ACF), MIDEFEHOPS Read more
559 DRC (Storm) 17 Nov 2021 - 09:30 Congo [DRC] Storm Implementation CAFOD Read more
557 DRC (Civil Unrest) 3 Nov 2021 - 14:00 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Implementation ActionAid Read more
540 DRC (Fire) 11 Aug 2021 - 11:30 Congo [DRC] Fire Not allocated Read more
525 DRC (Volcanic Activity) 26 May 2021 - 14:00 Congo [DRC] Volcanic Activity Implementation £349,950 Tearfund, War Child Read more
517 DRC (Displacement due to conflict) 15 Apr 2021 - 12:00 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Not allocated Read more
515 DRC (Displacement due to conflict) 14 Apr 2021 - 09:30 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Not allocated Read more
509 DRC (Displacement due to Conflict) 29 Mar 2021 - 09:30 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Implementation Care International Read more
492 DRC (Flooding) 30 Nov 2020 - 12:30 Congo [DRC] Flooding Implementation CAFOD, Christian Aid Read more
486 DRC (Displacement due to conflict) 18 Nov 2020 - 12:30 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Not allocated Read more
477 DRC (Displacement due to conflict) 21 Oct 2020 - 09:30 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Reporting Trocaire Read more
471 DRC (Flooding) 8 Oct 2020 - 09:00 Congo [DRC] Flooding Reporting CAFOD, Christian Aid Read more
470 DRC (Flooding) 7 Oct 2020 - 11:00 Congo [DRC] Flooding Not allocated Read more
468 DRC (Cholera Re-submission) 4 Oct 2020 - 12:00 Congo [DRC] Disease Outbreak Reporting Read more
467 DRC (Displacement due to conflict) 30 Sep 2020 - 10:30 Congo [DRC] Conflict/Civil Unrest Reporting CAFOD Read more
465 DRC (Cholera) 29 Sep 2020 - 09:00 Congo [DRC] Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
457 DRC (Storms) 26 Aug 2020 - 12:30 Congo [DRC] Storm Completed CAFOD Read more
445 DRC (Flooding) 20 Jul 2020 - 11:30 Congo [DRC] Flooding Rapid onset Completed Trocaire Read more
443 DRC (Fire) 8 Jul 2020 - 14:45 Congo [DRC] Fire Rapid onset Completed Read more
432 DRC (Ebola) 3 Jun 2020 - 12:15 Congo [DRC] Disease Outbreak Rapid onset Not allocated Read more


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