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Democratic Republic of the Congo – Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1 Fiscal Year (FY) 2021



25.6 MILLION Estimated Population in Need of Assistance
OCHA – June 2020

21.8 MILLION Estimated Acutely Food Insecure Population
IPC – September 2020

5.2 MILLION Estimated Number of IDPs in the DRC
OCHA – August 2020

934,000 Estimated Number of Congolese Refugees Sheltering Abroad
UNHCR – October 2020

526,000 Estimated Number of Refugees Sheltering in the DRC
UNHCR – October 2020

  • Deteriorating security conditions are driving displacement and exacerbating humanitarian needs in Ituri, North Kivu, and South Kivu provinces.

  • Flooding and armed conflict are hindering humanitarian response to heightened needs in North Kivu’s Masisi Territory.

  • Elevated acute food insecurity will likely persist in parts of eastern DRC through May, despite harvests and the gradual resumption of cross-border trade.