Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Acute Food Insecurity Situation September 2015 - March 2016
Synthesis of Results of 13th cycle of IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis
01.09.2015 > 31.03.2016


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The 13th IPC acute food insecurity analysis in DRC covered the rural areas of North Kivu, South Kivu, Maniema, Central Kongo and former provinces of Orientale, Katanga and Equateur.

  • 7 territories in emergency situation for some localized areas (IPC Phase 4) in the provinces of Maniema (Punia), the former Katanga (Nyunzu and Manono), the former Eastern Province (South Irumu), North Kivu (Beni and Walikale) and South Kivu (Shabunda);
  • 6 territories classified in crisis (IPC Phase 3) and as well as some areas of 29 territories ;
  • 20 territories classified in stress (IPC Phase 2) ;
  • 3 provinces (former Bandundu, former Kasaï Occidental and former Kasaï Oriental) and 17 territories from different provinces were not classified because of lack of sufficient data.

In total, the number of people in acute food and livelihood crisis (Phases 3 and 4) is estimated at 4.5 million people in areas that have been classified. A decrease from the last IPC cycle is noted in the proportion of the population in crisis, although the difference in absolute terms is small; this is due to different reference bases used for the calculation of the total population in DRC.

As in previous IPC cycles, the areas in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) owe their classification mainly to armed conflicts and violence, which caused displacement of major population and seriously affected their livelihoods. In contrast, Punia zone (in Maniema territory) is observing deterioration of food security situation due to a combination of severe persistent structural problems and the spread of collateral effects of armed conflicts in neighbouring provinces.

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