According to the 9th IPC analysis led in June 2013, 6.35 million people experience food insecurity in DRC, classified in IPC phases 3 Crisis and 4 Emergency. Compared to the previous analysis of October 2012 (updated in December 2012), there has been a very slight overall improvement.
Efforts made through the various interventions allowed to avoid humanitarian catastrophes, but did not compensate for the continuity or the resurgence of some food crisis factors, evidenced by recent assessments showing a high degradation of the food and nutrition situation in some provinces, and the persistence of armed and intercommunity conflicts with recurrent populations movements (internally displaced people, refugees, repatriated and returnees from Angola.
Regarding the spatial dimension, while a higher number of territories have been classified in crisis i.e. phase 3 (82 regions in June 2013 against 77 in December 2012 and 63 in June 2012), on the other hand the number of territories in phase 4 i.e. emergency have decreased, from 7 in December 2012 to 5 in June 2013. While 4 provinces had areas in phase 4 during the previous analysis, only 2 provinces still do: Northern Kivu (Rutshuru, Nyragongo, Masisi and Walikale) and Katanga (Manono), which shows a slight decrease in the severity of acute food insecurity.