Humanitarian needs continue despite reports of IDP returns to areas of origin in Ituri
Acute food insecurity persists in conflict-affected areas of DRC
Relief organizations respond to new Ebola outbreak in North Kivu
Attacks against civilians, clashes between armed actors, and protracted population displacement continue to disrupt livelihoods and result in acute food insecurity across much of central and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Despite obstacles, USG partners and other relief organizations are delivering life-saving emergency assistance to conflict-affected populations, while supporting internally displaced persons (IDPs) to return voluntarily to areas of origin when security conditions permit.
On August 1, the Government of DRC (GoDRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in conflict-affected North Kivu Province. As of August 12, the GoDRC had reported 52 confirmed or probable EVD cases, including 39 related deaths, in Ituri and North Kivu provinces, and relief organizations were mobilizing resources to respond to the outbreak. The latest EVD outbreak in DRC—the tenth recorded to date—is separate from the most recent outbreak in Equateur Province, which resulted in 54 confirmed or probable EVD cases from April to June.