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16 Jul 2012 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • The humanitarian situation throughout eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated in recent months due to increased armed group activity. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) countrywide currently exceeds 2 million, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The DRC has not experienced such a high level of displacement since 2009.

14 Apr 2012 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to face a multitude of humanitarian challenges resulting from armed militia group activity and associated displacement, lack of basic services, and endemic disease. The U.S.

Government remains the second largest contributor to humanitarian programs in the DRC, focusing efforts on conflict-affected North Kivu, South Kivu, and Orientale provinces.