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 and the second-largest ever Ebola outbreak globally. Insecurity has led to large-scale forced displacement. The humanitarian situation is especially dire in the provinces of North and South Kivu, Ituri, Kasaï, Kasaï-Central, and Tanganyika. Gender-based violence (GBV) is endemic in the DRC. UNFPA leads the GBV sub-clusters in various parts of the country and coordinates the support that is provided to over 30,000 GBV survivors each year. Many more GBV cases remain unreported, however. UNFPA also leads the sexual and reproductive health working groups while delivering life-saving services, with a focus on strengthening resilience and improving sustainability of interventions.

Country Population: 77.3 mil

Humanitarian needs

15.74 million
3.50 million
520,554
5.02 million
Last updated on - 14 Julio 2020
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Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    436,761
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    14,858
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    17,253
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    8,332
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    32,895
  • Services delivered
    Número de clínicas móviles
    158
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    106
    Cantidad de espacios seguros
    68
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
    12
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    160
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    1,509
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    1,228
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

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  • 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.