Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018
- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
Most read reports
- MSF expands care as Ebola outbreak spreads in DRC
- DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks: Crisis update - 19 November 2018
- Real-time IOM Crisis Communications System Deployed to Help Save Lives During Ebola Response in DR Congo
- WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 46: 10 - 16 November 2018 Data as reported by 17:00; 16 November 2018
- Briefing: Problems multiply in Congo’s Kasaï
Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017
• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.
Estimations mondiales de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en 2017
• Environ 124 millions de personnes vivant dans 51 pays sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire de Crise ou pire (Phase 3 ou pire de l’IPC ou du CH ou équivalent) et requièrent une action humanitaire urgente afin de sauver des vies, protéger les moyens d’existence et réduire les déficits de consommation alimentaire et la malnutrition aiguë.
Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017
• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.
This CFSVA report mainly builds on the Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis household survey designed and implemented in 2011-2012 by WFP in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Nutrition Program, the National Institute of Statistics, FAO, UNICEF, NGOs, national and international members of the food security cluster. The survey covered 24,884 rural households in 10 provinces. A stratified and multi-stage sampling approach was used to provide estimates of a set of food and nutritional security indicators at the provincial and national levels.
Données collectées en 2011-2012
Agriculture is essential to the economies of East African countries. Climate change, with its effects on temperature and precipitation, threatens this important economic activity.
Agricultural extension is critical for agricultural growth and food security, but making the extension system effective, demand driven, and responsive to the needs of a diverse set of producers remains a challenge. As part of the institutional reforms in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the extension system is being reviewed to identify strategies and practical actions to transform the system to better respond to the knowledge needs in a rapidly changing agriculture and food sector.
La recherche sur les politiques alimentaires au service de la réduction de la pauvreté et de la faim
In the wake of the food crises of the early 1970s and the resulting World Food Conference of 1974, a group of innovators realized that food security depends not only on crop production but also on the policies that affect an entire food system, from farm to table. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was founded in 1975, the same year as the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, which formally created the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
This paper assesses the role of rural institutions in the speedy recovery and growth of the agriculture and food sector in postconflict setting. This research was conducted to identify strategies and approaches to strengthen local institutions in the agricultural sector of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Based on the 2011 Global Hunger Index, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the most severe level of hunger and malnutrition. There is growing recognition that development in the agriculture sector and increasing productivity will be critical to reverse this trend. A growing set of literature looks at gender disparity in access to critical inputs, knowledge and markets, which have been shown to contribute to low productivity and nutrition insecurity.
Civil wars inflict considerable costs on countries which may be trapped in vicious cycles of violence. To avoid these adverse events, scholars have attempted to identify the roots of civil wars. Valuable minerals have been listed among the main drivers of civil conflicts. Yet, despite the large body of literature, the evidence remains mixed. This paper provides a spatially nuanced view of the role of mineral resources in civil wars in the particular case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been the subject of buzz in the international development community as supporters are rallying funds, intellect, and awareness around the country’s intent to experience the same positive developments in child mortality as its neighbors and to begin filling in the gaps where there is a dearth of development. Ben Affleck, actor, writer, producer, and now founder and director of the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) recently partnered with USAID to draw attention to the vast needs of the DRC and to find ways to permeate DRC’s unleashed potential.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the richest—and poorest—places on earth. The country abounds in mineral and natural resources such as copper, diamonds, gold, and wood, but after decades of conflict, it is economically destitute. Between 1960 and 2001, the country’s economy shrank by about 3 percent per year—the largest economic decline in the world. An estimated 70 percent of the population is facing food insecurity of some sort, and an estimated 37 million Congolese suffer from undernutrition. Many families can afford to feed their children only every other day.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the highest rate of malnutrition in the world. The country possesses 80 million hectares of arable land, but only 10 percent is being used. The DRC is an anomaly as it fails to use its vast land and water resources to feed itself. In a discussion paper on malnutrition in the DRC John Ulimwengu examines ways to improve nutrition. Approximately 50 percent of the population is deficient in vitamin B12, riboflavin, iron, vitamin E, folate and zinc.
Alors que certains pays de l’Afrique Subsaharienne sont en mesure d’atteindre les objectifs du millénaire pour le développement (OMD) en 2015, les défis de développement auxquels fait face la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) ne lui permettront pas d’atteindre ces cibles à l’horizon 2015. En effet, après plusieurs années de guerres, qui ont entrainées d’énormes pertes en vie humaine et la quasi-destruction des infrastructures sociales et économiques, la reprise de la croissance du PIB et la réduction de la pauvreté sont modestes.
by Marcia MacNeil
On August 31st, IFPRI researchers gathered in Kinshasa with national policymakers and policy advisors, representatives from donor organizations and NGOs, and Congolese experts from academia and research institutions at a high level Policy Dialogue to discuss the state of nutrition and food security in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ways to improve it.
Specifically, the Dialogue highlighted that unreliable and/or missing data on the nature and the intensity of the problem is hindering efforts to fight it.
Whether viewed as "land grabs" or as agricultural investment for development, large-scale land deals by investors in developing countries are generating considerable attention. However, investors, policymakers, officials, and other key stakeholders have paid little attention to a dimension of these deals essential to truly understanding their impact: gender. It is easy to laud outside investment in agriculture, or to deride land deals and the accompanying processes as bad or unfair, without looking at the benefits and costs to local men and women.
Tendances principales depuis 2000
• En République du Congo, malgré une lente reprise au cours des dernières années, le niveau global des investissements en recherche et développement (R&D) agricole reste bien en deçà des niveaux enregistrés avant les guerres civiles des années 90.
• L’e€ectif total des chercheurs agricoles a graduellement diminué sous l’effet combiné du départ à la retraite d’un grand nombre de chercheurs des centres relevant de la Délégation générale à la recherche scientifque et technique (DGRST) et d’un gel de recrutement de la fonction publique.