IASC activates a six-month systemwide L3 response in DRC
USUN Ambassador Nikki R. Haley travels to DRC to observe humanitarian conditions
Crisis-level food insecurity to persist through May 2018 in some conflictaffected areas
The Interagency Standing Committee (IASC) announced the activation of a system-wide Level 3 (L3) response for the DRC on October 20, focusing on the Kasaï region and South Kivu and Tanganyika provinces. L3 responses are activated in the most complex humanitarian emergencies, where the highest level of mobilization across the humanitarian system is required to scale up and meet needs, according to the UN.
In late October, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN (USUN) Ambassador Nikki R.
Haley met with Government of DRC (GoDRC) officials and observed humanitarian conditions in the Mungote internally displaced person (IDP) camp in North Kivu Province’s Kitchanga town. During the visit, Ambassador Haley discussed the need for improved security conditions and a cessation of hostilities in eastern DRC.
The UN anticipates that 13.1 million people in DRC will require emergency assistance in 2018, as violent conflict continues to deteriorate humanitarian conditions. The 2018 Global Humanitarian Overview appeals for nearly $1.7 billion to respond to emergency needs in DRC, representing the third largest appeal after Syria and Yemen.