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
- North Kivu, DRC: MSF scales up patient care activities amid growing tensions and decreased access to healthcare
- Three years on: Girls returning from conflict in DR Congo find acceptance through education
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 25
- UN Human Rights Office says credible reports suggest at least 890 killed in western DRC violence in mid-December
- New Hope with Ebola Drug Trial
While security conditions have improved in most of DRC, the eastern region of North Kivu continues to experience violence and displacement. Besides affecting the population, the crisis also reduces humanitarian access and data availability. Values in the above table must be interpreted with caution, bearing in mind that while CE-DAT coverage and data timeliness from Bandundu are satisfactory (see map), data from North Kivu are scarce and mainly dating back to 2010.
In June 2003, representatives of government and multilateral donors, UN institutions, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and other organizations involved in humanitarian action gathered at an international meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting’s objectives were to review the humanitarian community’s past achievements and to define a new paradigm for Good Humanitarian Donorship.
Patterns of mortality rates in Darfur Conflict
In October 2004, the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the Darfur conflict had cost the lives of 70,000 Darfuris so far. This estimation was soon criticized and by May 2005, 8 months after the press release, 5 other mortality estimates had been published, ranging from 63,000 to 400,000 deaths. Over the next years, many other estimations would follow.
The following presents a brief analysis of the mortality and nutrition situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 2000-2006 based on a summary of surveys, academic articles, and UN documentation over that period. The information was collected for the purpose of analysis in CRED's Complex Emergency Database (CEDAT). At the present time the database has only limited information for the years prior to 2000 and so has not included them in the analysis, although we acknowledge that the conflict began in 1998. N.B.
There were two separate conflict fronts: East (Kivus, Maniema, Kasai Oriental, north of Katanga) with mainly under RCD-Goma control (backed by Rwanda) especially in the big villages. Another front line in the North East (Equateur and Oriental Province) with the control of MLC (backed by Uganda). Provinces in the North and in the East are worst affected by conflict
There are currently 2.5 million displaced in the entire country, including 500,000 in the North Kivu province alone. Now the conflict is set to escalate once again.