DR Congo

Urban IDP profiling and needs assessment in Goma, DRC

Evaluation and Lessons Learned
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In Goma the NRC team implemented a field assessment of an urban IDP population whose needs are largely unmet and rarely studied, whose size is heavily underestimated, and whose relationship with governance structures is often limited. Specific vulnerabilities are found based on family composition and location in the city, as well as more widespread difficulties in Goma with basic services, quality housing, and economic opportunities. Lack of government engagement is also highlighted as a key weakness in supporting durable solutions for IDPs in the city. This assessment will form the basis for NRC programming to support current and potential future IDPs, host communities, and local government in Goma.