Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)

Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)

Read more about FAO in emergencies and the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the CongoThe Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to suffer from a series of shocks – armed conflict, epidemic outbreaks and natural hazards – that increase humanitarian needs and people’s vulnerabilities. In 2018, the crisis in the country drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas, and continues to cause significant population displacement in the region, with 1.3 million people internally displaced – the majority of whom live with host families who already face chronic poverty and food insecurity.

In the effort to contribute to peace-building, FAO is working to protect and restore the livelihoods of crisis-affected households, to increase their self-reliance, enhance production and marketing chains, and to support the establishment of income-generating activities.

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 - In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the food security situation remains dire with one in three people - a record high - suffering from ...read more
06/04/2021
 -  to assist 1.1 million people FAO requires USD 65 million period January–December 2021                                 In 2020, the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo deteriorated significantly amid persistent armed conflict in ...read more
11/03/2021
 - Les conflits armés, l’insécurité généralisée et les catastrophes naturelles récurrentes associés aux effets de la maladie à coronavirus 2019 (covid-19), font de la République démocratique du ...read more
10/02/2021
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today welcomed a €40 million contribution from Germany to help farmers and fishers withstand threats like ...read more
08/02/2021
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through its Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease Control (ECTAD), in collaboration with the Ministry of ...read more
22/12/2020
 - The world is standing on the precipice of the greatest food crisis in generations...
15/12/2020
 - Key points:  The number of people facing acute food insecurity at crisis or worse levels has dramatically increased – from 15.6 million in 2019 to 21.8 million. ...read more
03/12/2020
 - L’insécurité persistante et les conflits intercommunautaires, associés aux effets dévastateurs des catastrophes naturelles et de la pandémie de la covid-19, ont aggravé l’insécurité alimentaire en République démocratique du Congo. Selon la ...read more
20/11/2020
 - FAO’s component of the Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID-19 The world is standing on the precipice of the greatest food crisis in generations. Worldwide, people and ...read more
17/08/2020
 - Initiative seeks to increase self-reliance of vulnerable populations and lay the groundwork for increased agribusiness investment The IKEA Foundation's support will boost efforts by FAO, in partnership ...read more
30/07/2020