D.R. Congo

Updates from our work in D.R. Congo

Walking the length of Britain for a pharmacy in D.R. Congo

by Linda McFarlane The LEJoG challenge has had some lovely moments for us. The plight of these people won my heart I have been a volunteer with Comfort International since early 2016. The very first job I was given back then was to source and contact companies who would potentially fund/ supply medical equipment or …

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Christine's cakes and crafts.

Christine’s Cakes and Crafts – Raising funds for the Central Hospital Rusayu

Improving lives in D.R.Congo and Rwanda. Christine’s Story Christine Robertson, one of our dedicated supporters, is raising funds for Comfort International by making and selling cakes and crafts. She has also initiated a small donation scheme to provide access to primary education and health insurance. Here is her story: I got involved with Comfort international …

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Phase Two of Emergency Relief Distribution in D.R.Congo

From a report by Comfort Congo Much needed medicines and food delivered for evacuees and hospital staff. Phase Two Since the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano and the evacuation of much of Goma Comfort Congo has been working hard contacting project beneficiaries and obtaining and distributing emergency food and vital medicines. The second phase of …

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Emergency food aid reaches evacuated Comfort Congo beneficiaries

From a report by Comfort Congo Thanks to the generosity of Comfort International supporters support has arrived. The Situation Following the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano on the evening of the 22 May and the subsequent significant and frequent earth tremors the inhabitants of much of Goma were ordered to evacuate. Memories of the destructive …

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Volcano erupts near Goma sparking mass evacuation

by Halcyon Martin Comfort Congo Seek Emergency Aid Following The Nyiragongo Eruption  Nyiragongo On Saturday 22nd of May 2021 Mount Nyiragongo, one of the world’s deadliest volcanoes and situated to the north of the city of Goma in D.R.Congo, erupted killing more than thirty people and making thousands more homeless. The lava from Nyiragongo is …

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Land’s End to John O’Groats to establish a pharmacy in D.R.Congo

by Emma Wood, Katherine Burnett and Linda McFarlane In memory of Flo McEwan On 1st March 2021, we embarked on a virtual expedition, with all three of us running and walking the entire 1744 km (1084 miles) from Land’s End to John O’Groats (by doing local runs and walks and tracking our miles), to raise …

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