USAID/DCHA DRC Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2 - FY 2013
Ongoing violence in eastern DRC continues to displace populations, raise protection concerns, and hinder humanitarian access to affected communities in need of emergency relief and protection assistance, particularly in Katanga, North Kivu, and South Kivu provinces.
Approximately 2.6 million people remained internally displaced in the DRC as of March 31, an increase of more than 151,000 since September 2012, according to the U.N. North Kivu and Katanga provinces recorded the largest IDP population increases between September and March. Meanwhile, during the same period, IDP populations in Orientale and South Kivu provinces decreased by approximately 14 and 17 percent, respectively, as increased returnee arrivals since early 2013 outpaced new displacements.
To date in FY 2013, the USG has committed more than $138.2 million to assist food-insecure and conflict-affected populations in the DRC through activities in agriculture, livelihoods, health, nutrition, protection, and WASH, as well as the provision of emergency food, relief supplies, and logistical services.