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A collection of culture/health resources related to Congolese refugees and immigrants

Congolese Refugees in the United States video
This 33-minute video includes interviews with refugees and community leaders from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and refugee service providers, speaking about the resettlement experiences of newly-arrived and previously resettled refugees from the DRC. Topics addressed include employment opportunities, experience learning English in the United States, education for children and adults, inter-ethnic co-existence, family adjustment, emotional health, and other matters that affect the refugees’ daily lives
For Congolese Refugees: An Introduction to Healthcare in the U.S. - Video
A video series from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for Congolese refugees are narrated in Kiswahili. "Introduction to Healthcare in the U.S." explains the role of healthcare providers, preventive care, and health insurance. "Your Body Before, During and After Pregnancy" is a two-part video that describes the female reproductive system, prenatal care, pregnancy, birth, and birth control methods. "Men Speak: Helping Women Heal" is a dramatic skit with two Congolese men talking about the gender-based violence inflicted on their wives before resettlement and moving towards a path of healing. "Women Speak: Finding Wellness After War" is a two-part dramatic skit with Congolese women in a support group talking about the gender-based violence they have experienced and finding strength in each other.
Experiences of Refugee Women and Girls from the Democratic Republic of Congo
International Rescue Committee (IRC) backgrounder on Congolese women and girls.
Cultural Orientation Resource Center
The COR Center Refugee Backgrounder, Refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, provides basic information about Congolese refugee arrivals. This backgrounder addresses the causes of the refugee crisis, life in the DRC and countries of asylum, the background characteristics of the refugees, and Congolese resettlement experiences in the United States, as well as strengths incoming Congolese refugees bring and issues that may present particular challenges for them.
Refugee Health Vancouver - Congolese
Website by Vancouver (Canada) area clinicians with expertise in refugee medicine to pulling together the resources pertinent to the care of our local refugee population. Medical care of these patients is challenging due to issues of language, culture, unique medical diagnoses and non-standard medical coverage.
Resettlement Support Center Africa
The Resettlement Support Center (RSC) Africa is responsible for the processing of refugees throughout Sub-Saharan Africa for possible admission to the United States. An increasing percentage of the RSC Africa caseload is comprised of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a diverse country with some 250 ethnic groups and 700 languages
Congolese Refugee Health Profile
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a Congolese health profile, addressing the population's priority health conditions, background, population movements, healthcare access and conditions in refugee camps, medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees, post-arrival medical screening, and health information.
Congolese Community Profile - Australian Refugee Association
Profile of Congolese from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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