DR CONGO JOINT RESPONSE - II

WIDE-RANGING ASSISTANCE FOR 150,000 PEOPLE INSIDE DR CONGO.

The DRC Joint Response has been launched to meet the varied needs of populations inside the Democratic Republic of Congo – with particular focus on food security, water and sanitation and reinforcing child protection structures.

Contact - World Vision

Joint response lead

Marlies Wegerif

T: (+31) 33 464 3440

E: Marlies_Wegerif@worldvision.nl

ABOUT THE CRISIS

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) faces a worsening humanitarian, human rights and security crisis. In 2018, more than 13 million people in DRC remain in need of humanitarian assistance, of whom some 4,5 million people are displaced from their homes. At the same time, people who escaped from violence and insecurity have started to return to their places of origin. Humanitarian needs continue to be high throughout the vast country and related to different elements of people’s lives from access to water and food to protection and education needs

In October 2017 three of the country’s regions were classified at the highest level of emergency (Level 3) by several UN agencies – necessitating an urgent and extensive humanitarian response. Recent conflict in the Kasai Central region alone has seen 1.7 million people forced from their homes, according to figures from OCHA.

The impact of these various crises continues to be widely felt, affecting large numbers of people across different sectors including protection, WASH, food security, nutrition, health, education and psychosocial services.

THE DUTCH RELIEF ALLIANCE RESPONSE

In order to address the holistic needs of vulnerable people in DRC, the response adopts a multi-sectoral approach across the eastern provinces of North and South Kivu, implementing interventions in the sectors Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, Protection and through Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA). This approach is based on an analysis of existing needs and gaps and organizations’ expertise and capacities, and aligned with the Humanitarian Response Plan 2017-2019 for the DRC.

A total of 152,627 direct beneficiaries across 6 Territories in North and South Kivu will benefit from interventions implemented. With these interventions, the DRA partners aim to provide multi-sectoral assistance to respond to the immediate needs and protection risks of the most vulnerable and conflict affected people in targeted Territories within North- and South Kivu in DRC, through an effective and efficient humanitarian response by Dutch NGOs, local partners and actors. Joint Activities will be integrated in the response, in line with the DRA Strategic Objectives of accountability, innovation & learning, collaboration and localization.

Photocredits: Jeppe Schilder