The Democratic Republic of Congo Humanitarian Emergency

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Country Population:

77.3 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

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).

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

25.7 million

Women of reproductive age

5.7 million

Pregnant women


Young people

8.2 million

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of adolescents aged 15-19 reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Number of mobile clinics

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of safe spaces

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

  • 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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