Despite a recent economic growth fuelled by Angola’s vast oil reserves, approximately 75 percent of the population still lives below the poverty level. Less than a third has access to basic medical care, and less than half to clean water.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Since 1998, armed conflicts, famine, and diseases have caused the death of 5.4 million people. Over 2 million Congolese have been expelled from their homes and villages, and live in refugee camps or with host families. This year the Johanniter are continuing their support of three health care facilities in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Small in size, Djibouti is bordered by Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia, and separates the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden. It is considered one of Africa’s most barren countries, and can only produce three percent of its national food requirement.
It is unlikely that Kenya will implement a country-wide healthcare system in the near future. According to statistics, there are 0.14 physicians for every thousand Kenyans (in Germany, by comparison, 3.37 physicians care for one thousand patients). Even if a physician is available, most Kenyans cannot afford to pay for his/her services.
According to UN estimates, four million people rely on humanitarian aid in Darfur. A large part lives in refugee camps in Darfur and Chad. Johanniter has been actively involved in Darfur for the past three years.