Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Acute Food Insecurity Situation June - December 2017
01.06.2017 > 31.12.2017



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  • In total, the number of people in acute food insecurity and livelihood crisis (IPC Phases 3 and 4) is estimated at 7.7 million people in the rural areas covered by this 15th cycle IPC Analysis. These populations are in need of urgent help aimed at saving lives through holistic assistance for basic needs (food, water, medicine, housing, emergency agricultural production, etc.).
  • Comparing the 14th cycle from June 2016 to the 15th cycle of June 2017, there is a serious deterioration in food security in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In one year (5.9 million in June 2016 and 7.7 million in June 2017), the increase in people with severe food deficits and acute malnutrition at high or above normal levels was higher than 30%.
  • Efforts by the Government (and its technical and financial partners) in the process of pacifying the Kasai and Tanganyika regions and the eastern part of the country remain a major asset in the effort to mitigate the immediate effects of conflict in all its forms, to support livelihoods, and to address underlying causes by protecting lives and avoiding acute/severe malnutrition.

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