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DRC: Current Acute Food Insecurity Overview in DRC December 2012

01/12/2012 - 31/12/2012
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The 8th analysis cycle on the Integrated Food Security Classification Framework (IPC) of DRC held in December 2012 identified 6.4 million people affected by a situation of food and livelihood crises, 77 regions have been classified in phase 3 and 8 regions in phase 4 throughout DRC in need of an emergency food and agricultural assistance. Regions in humanitarian emergency situation (phase 4) are located in areas affected by armed conflicts of Northern Kivu (Rutshuru, Masisi), of Southern Kivu (Kalehe, Shabunda), of Maniema (Pangi) and Katanga (Mitwaba, Manono, Pweto), whereas all the provinces in DRC are taken into account in phase 3. Established on the basis of a multidimensional analysis of food security, this classification is based on food security indicators which are household food consumption, livelihoods evolution, and nutritional state of children from 6-­‐59 months and the mortality rate. 

SICAThe World Food Programme (WFP)Save the ChildrenOxfamIGADThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionFood Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF