MENU: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic
of the Congo:

13.1 MILLION

People in Need

Photo: OCHA / Elodie Sabau

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Democratic Republic
of the Congo:

9.9 MILLION

People Severely Food Insecure

Photo: OCHA / Otto Bakano

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Democratic Republic
of the Congo:

4.5 MILLION

People Internally Displaced

Photo: OCHA / Yasmina Guerda

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People In Need

13.1Million

Sectors Most in Need

People Internally Displaced

4.5Million

People in Need Trend

Sources: OCHA and humanitarian partners

Violence in the previously stable Kasai region left more than 1.4 million people displaced at the height of the crisis. In Tanganyika and South Kivu provinces, inter-ethnic clashes have displaced tens of thousands of civilians since the start of 2017. In North Kivu, humanitarian needs remains extremely high. Relief assistance has been constrained by funding shortfall and insecurity.

Security Incidents in the DRC

Sources: ACLED, KIVU

The Democratic Republic of the Congo records one of world’s highest number of security incidents against NGOs. As a result, humanitarian organizations are often forced to suspend their activities or withdraw from places where people are most vulnerable.

People Who Are Food Insecure

9.9Million

Children Threatened by Severe Acute Malnutrition

2.2Million

Food Insecurity in the DRC

Sources: IPC, UN Geographic Information Section, OCHA.

Across the country, the lives of more than 2 million children are threatened by severe acute malnutrition. Approximately 1 in 10 of the world’s most severely malnourished children are in the DRC. Due to low funding levels in 2017, many were left without assistance.

Cholera Cases in 2017

50Thousand+

Measles Cases in 2017

44Thousand+

Locations of Communicable Disease Cases in 2017

Sources: WHO, Health Cluster, UN Geographic Information Section, OCHA.

Across the DRC, more than 36 million people are at risk of communicable diseases and less than half of the population has access to clean water.

2018 Requirements

2018 Funding Received

Sources: Financial Tracking Service (FTS).