Democratic Republic of Congo

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October 2019
@Lahatra / UNHCR 2019

 Highlights

The humanitarian needs in the DRC have reached alarming proportions. 2017 was one of the most violent years in history. According to the 2017 – 2019 HRP updated for 2019, 12.8 million people (including 7.5 million children) are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. This constitutes nearly 13% of the total population of the country projected in 2019. The NFI / Shelter Cluster has thus far targeted 29% of people in need in 2019 – i.e. 3,700,000 persons. The SWG midyear review shows that 12.5% of the target population will be served through the currently ongoing and planned / financed projects. The population served through shelter interventions has doubled compared to last year however major gaps persist.

Coverage against targets

Need analysis

The humanitarian needs in the DRC have reached alarming proportions. 2017 was one of the most violent years in history. According to the 2017 – 2019 HRP updated for 2019, 12.8 million people (including 7.5 million children) are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. This constitutes nearly 13% of the total population of the country projected in 2019. The NFI / Shelter Cluster has thus far targeted 29% of people in need in 2019 – i.e. 3,700,000 persons. The SWG midyear review shows that 12.5% of the target population will be served through the currently ongoing and planned / financed projects. The population served through shelter interventions has doubled compared to last year however major gaps persist.

Response

  • The NFI / Shelter Cluster in DRC responds to the need of population victim of two type of crisis: forced displacement and natural disasters. The response strategy is based on identification of population’s vulnerability according to the Cluster’s standards.  Responses modalities include in-kind distributions and vouchers and cash-based approaches.
  • From January to September 2019, 27 humanitarian actors provided 1,035,644 persons (192,382 households) with NFI (47% of the HRP target); 39.7% were assisted via voucher and fairs; 60.3%, through direct distributions.
  • According to the Integrated Reporting System for Shelter and Housing (SIRAL), 147,015 people (27,084 households) have been reached by thirteen partners of the Shelter Working Group representing 9.8% of the HRP target. The response is mainly based on emergency shelter and local construction techniques on which trainings have been delivered for partners. People with disabilities represent 0.33% of the response and 33% of the response is cash, voucher or mixte.   

 

Gaps / challenges

  • The new cycle of violence in Ituri has left at least 356.000 displaced persons in need of Shelter. Thanks to past efforts, 8 Shelter partners are currently present in the area to respond. Additional and flexible funding is required to meet all Shelter needs in the area.
  • If reporting continues at this pace with planned and ongoing projects, more than 25% of the HRP target in shelter will be covered by the end of December 2019.