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Acute Food Insecurity Classification

Overview In the current period (July to December 2020) out of the 66.6 million people analysed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 21.8 million (33%) are facing high acute food insecurity, classified in IPC Phase 3 or 4 (Crisis or worse). This figure includes 5.7 million people classified in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency). For the projected period (January to June 2021), 19.6 million people (29% of the population analysed) are likely to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse, including more than 4.9 million people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4). The provinces of North and South Kivu, Ituri and Kasai Central have the highest number of populations facing high acute food insecurity. Key Drivers Conflict: Insecurity and armed conflict continue to significantly disrupt livelihoods, especially in Itur[...]

Jul 2020/ Jun 2021

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

In DRC, the IPC analysis was conducted simultaneously in 5 different pools from 1 to 13 June 2019, followed by a national consolidation workshop in Goma from 8 to 11 July 2019. The analysis covered 109 territories for the current period of analysis (July to December 2019) and 84 for the projected period (January – May 2020) out of a national total of 145. The IPC results show that: Between July and December 2019, 15.6 million people faced severe acute food insecurity (IPC phase 3 and more) including 11.7 million people in Crisis (Phase 3) and more than 3.9 million in Emergency (IPC Phase 4). For the projected period (January – May 2020), 13.6 million are expected to be in severe acute food insecurity with more than 3.6 million in Emergency (Phase 4). The population most affected by[...]

Jul 2019/ May 2020

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

About 13.1 million people are estimated to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity. This represents 23% of the rural population of 101 territories, out of 145 territories; Areas affected by armed and inter-ethnic / community conflict continue to be the most vulnerable to acute food insecurity. In fact, 9 territories were classified in Emergency (IPC Phase 4). These are the Djugu territories (Ituri); Kalemie, Nyunzu and Manono (Tanganyika); Mitwaba and Pweto (Upper Katanga); Kamonia and Mweka (Kasai); and Miabi (Kasai Oriental). Thirty-one other territories were classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and are scattered across the country, including in stable areas; Several factors are at the root of this overall deterioration in the food insecurity situati[...]

Aug 2018/ Jun 2019

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

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 partn[...]

Jun 2017/ Dec 2017

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the 14th cycle of IPC acute food insecurity analysis covered 136 territories, 94% of the national territory. Four areas are of major concern:  Areas heavily affected by armed conflict in the east of the country causing population displacement, incursion of foreign and national armed groups; Areas affected by climatic and natural events such as floods due to the El Nino; these include areas where crops were decimated by rainwater and those affected by locusts, other plant pests and bush fires. Epidemics are recurrent and access to drinking water is very low; Main Areas of Burundian, Central Africa and South Sudanese refugees and other displaced groups which increases the pressure on the livelihoods of indigenous peoples; and Areas facing chronic [...]

Jun 2016/ Jan 2017



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Acute Food Insecurity Classification

Overview In the current period (July to December 2020) out of the 66.6 million people analysed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 21.8 million (33%) are facing high acute food insecurity, classified in IPC Phase 3 or 4 (Crisis or worse). This figure includes 5.7 million people classified in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency). For the projected period (January to June 2021), 19.6 million people (29% of the population analysed) are likely to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse, including more than 4.9 million people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4). The provinces of North and South Kivu, Ituri and Kasai Central have the highest number of populations facing high acute food insecurity. Key Drivers Conflict: Insecurity and armed conflict continue to significantly disrupt livelihoods, especially in Itur[...]

Jul 2020/ Jun 2021

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

In DRC, the IPC analysis was conducted simultaneously in 5 different pools from 1 to 13 June 2019, followed by a national consolidation workshop in Goma from 8 to 11 July 2019. The analysis covered 109 territories for the current period of analysis (July to December 2019) and 84 for the projected period (January – May 2020) out of a national total of 145. The IPC results show that: Between July and December 2019, 15.6 million people faced severe acute food insecurity (IPC phase 3 and more) including 11.7 million people in Crisis (Phase 3) and more than 3.9 million in Emergency (IPC Phase 4). For the projected period (January – May 2020), 13.6 million are expected to be in severe acute food insecurity with more than 3.6 million in Emergency (Phase 4). The population most affected by[...]

Jul 2019/ May 2020

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

About 13.1 million people are estimated to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity. This represents 23% of the rural population of 101 territories, out of 145 territories; Areas affected by armed and inter-ethnic / community conflict continue to be the most vulnerable to acute food insecurity. In fact, 9 territories were classified in Emergency (IPC Phase 4). These are the Djugu territories (Ituri); Kalemie, Nyunzu and Manono (Tanganyika); Mitwaba and Pweto (Upper Katanga); Kamonia and Mweka (Kasai); and Miabi (Kasai Oriental). Thirty-one other territories were classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and are scattered across the country, including in stable areas; Several factors are at the root of this overall deterioration in the food insecurity situati[...]

Aug 2018/ Jun 2019

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

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 partn[...]

Jun 2017/ Dec 2017

Acute Food Insecurity Classification

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the 14th cycle of IPC acute food insecurity analysis covered 136 territories, 94% of the national territory. Four areas are of major concern:  Areas heavily affected by armed conflict in the east of the country causing population displacement, incursion of foreign and national armed groups; Areas affected by climatic and natural events such as floods due to the El Nino; these include areas where crops were decimated by rainwater and those affected by locusts, other plant pests and bush fires. Epidemics are recurrent and access to drinking water is very low; Main Areas of Burundian, Central Africa and South Sudanese refugees and other displaced groups which increases the pressure on the livelihoods of indigenous peoples; and Areas facing chronic [...]

Jun 2016/ Jan 2017



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Chronic Food Insecurity Classification

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), two cleavages are visible: (i) the Eastern block, which is is strongly affected by armed conflicts of foreign troops and local militia, and (ii) the western and central blocks, more stable but very landlocked, developing rates of chronic malnutrition above the acceptable threshold. The national analysis of the Integrated Framework for the Classification of Chronic Food Security shows three major zones: (i) the city province of Kinshasa at Level 2 (light food insecurity), (ii) the center of the country and the Northeast at Level 4 (severe chronic food insecurity), and (iii) the remaining areas without Kinshasa at Level 3 (food insecurity).  According to national surveys conducted over the last ten years, three out of five households have acce[...]

Mar 2016/ Mar 2021



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