Situation in Numbers
413,000 Children in need of humanitarian assistance
843,000 People in need
108,402 Internally displaced people (IDPs)
➢ The Republic of Congo is prone to recurrent floods along the river Congo corridor which is caused by heavy rain and furthermore the country remains at high risk of potential Ebola outbreak which is aggravated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic;
➢ Currently the country host around 170,000 asylum seekers, 48,400 refugees from the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda; and over 77,000 internally displaced persons in the Pool region.
Without appropriate funding its more likely that these populations in need will not receive adequate humanitarian assistance;
➢ UNICEF has assisted with an integrated package of interventions in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education and protection. In addition to delivering essential services for children under 5 years, UNICEF has also assisted more 70,000 school-aged children and pregnant and lactating women in necessities such as lifesaving health, wash and nutrition interventions;
➢ UNICEF has built the capacities of service providers, local authorities, implementing partners, teachers and stakeholders that participates in the humanitarian response to assist vulnerable beneficiaries. UNICEF is requesting US$ 11.9 million to meet the humanitarian needs of at-risk people in the Congo in 2021.