DR Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo | Humanitarian Response Plan 2021

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In 2020, the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo deteriorated significantly amid persistent armed conflict in the eastern regions and increased violence in several other parts of the country. While structural issues remain, such as extreme poverty, limited access to basic services and weak social protection systems, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has aggravated the situation, deeply affecting the livelihoods of vulnerable households. Its socioeconomic impact has exacerbated existing inequalities, triggered higher unemployment rates, led to worse living conditions and increased protection risks, especially for women and girls. Providing immediate agricultural support to vulnerable households in time for the upcoming planting season will allow them to produce their own food and generate income.