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Democratic Republic of the Congo | Response overview – December 2021

Democratic Republic of the Congo | Response overview – December 2021
Dec 2021

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is still one of the world’s most food-insecure countries with one in four Congolese in high acute food insecurity. The key drivers remain violence triggering significant population displacements (mainly in the eastern provinces), the effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and related containment measures, limited infrastructure, the economic decline linked to the currency depreciation and drop in GDP growth, natural hazards (e.g. floods, animal diseases, etc.) and poor harvests. Providing vulnerable households with agricultural support is crucial to safeguard their livelihoods, particularly in the eastern regions as well as in Tanganyika and the Kasais given the withdrawal of the United Nations mission.

 

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