Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017
USG declares a disaster in the Kasaï region due to increased conflict and displacement
GoDRC and WHO declare EVD outbreak in Bas-Uélé Province in May
USG provides additional $51.6 million in humanitarian assistance for DRC
Intensified clashes between the Armed Forces of Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and local militia have displaced nearly 1.3 million people in the Kasaï region since August 2016, with an additional 30,000 people fleeing to Angola since April 2017, the UN reports. In response, the U.S. Government (USG) declared a disaster for the crisis in the Kasaï region on May 4.
On April 25, the Government of DRC (GoDRC) and the UN launched a flash appeal requesting $64.5 million in emergency assistance to support approximately 731,000 people affected by recent conflict in the Kasaï region for up to six months.
Since April, the USG has provided an additional $51.6 million in funding to respond to urgent humanitarian needs in DRC, including in the Kasaï region. The total includes nearly $35.2 million from State/PRM to protect and support internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in DRC, more than $16 million in multi-sector assistance from USAID/OFDA, and more than $345,000 from USAID/FFP for countrywide emergency assistance.