DRC, a vast country in Central Africa attracts less attention from donors (probably due to its protracted nature); but continues to be in a humanitarian crisis.
In line with UN Policies, in October 2017, DRC L3 Emergency was declared, as a consequence of the complexity of a conflict crisis. The emergency covers the provinces of Kasai, Tanganyika and South Kivu.
The Kasai Provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo are currently experiencing violent ethnic /tribal conflicts, fueled by the violent death of the local tribal chief, Kamuina Nsapu and the subsequent calls among his followers to avenge his death have caused unrest among the population.
As a result, an unprecedented massive population displacement has been reported within and outside 5 provinces of Great Kasai which encompass Kasai, Kasai central, Kasai Oriental, Sankuru and Lomami to date.
Last year (June 2017), it was reported that 1.4 million people were forced to flee from their homes, escaping violence. About 33,132 people reportedly crossed the border to Angola and displacement has continued to date both internally and to neighboring countries.
The DRC forum has launched a call for action (Full appeal) to the Kasai crisis due to the many emerging changes in the crisis in DRC contextual scope after DRC ACT alliance forum released the concept note.
DRC ACT alliance members namely Christian Aid (CA), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Church of Christ in Congo (ECC) and Bureau Oecumenique d'Appui au Development (BOAD) are preparing a response in the sectors of NFI/Shelter, Nutrition, Psycho social support, WASH and Food security amounting to $ 2,868,034 for a period of 18 months starting April 2018.
The full appeal document can be accessed using the link below: