Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

Report
from US Agency for International Development
Published on 25 Aug 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intercommunal clashes result in population displacement in central and eastern DRC

  • Approximately 7.7 million people in DRC experiencing acute food insecurity

  • USG announces $13.9 million to support DRC refugees in Angola

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Armed violence continues to drive population displacement and humanitarian needs in the Kasaï region, resulting in approximately 1.4 million new internally displaced persons (IDPs) since August 2016; an additional 33,000 people have fled to Angola since April 2017, the UN reports.

  • Intercommunal fighting and insecurity throughout July and August have prompted population movements in Haut-Katanga, North Kivu, South Kivu, and Tanganyika provinces, exacerbating food insecurity and the risk of disease outbreaks in affected areas.
    In response, relief actors, including USAID partners, are providing emergency assistance to affected populations.

  • As of June 2017, an estimated 7.7 million people in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were experiencing acute food insecurity, a 30 percent increase compared to the 5.9 million acutely food-insecure people identified in June 2016, according to the latest IPC analysis.