The Democratic Republic of Congo Humanitarian Emergency

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is facing one of the longest-standing and most complex humanitarian crises in the world. The country is simultaneously experiencing armed conflicts, food insecurity and recurring epidemics, including cholera, measles, Ebola, and now COVID-19. Insecurity has led to large-scale forced displacement. Gender-based violence is endemic in the country. UNFPA is providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services, such as maternal health care, family planning and training of midwives, as well as GBV prevention and response services. UNFPA also leads the GBV sub-cluster and reproductive health working groups across the DRC as well as the task force on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

Country Population: 77.3 mil

Humanitarian needs

25.7 million
5.7 million
746,450
8.2 million
Last updated on - April 2021
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Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2020

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    67,448
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    10,720
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    8,831
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    76,683
    Number of adolescents aged 10-14 reached with SRH services
    1,959
    Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services
    17,628
    Number of young people aged 20-24 reached with SRH services
    14,298
    Number of older persons aged 65+ reached with SRH services
    4,897
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    2,083,357
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
    5,242
    Number of people reached with Humanitarian Cash & Voucher Assistance
    10,487
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    20
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    195
    Number of safe spaces
    30
    Dignity Kits distributed
    17,207
    Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
    18
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
    129
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    166
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    1,879
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    771

Emergencies related listing

Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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