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October 23, 2013
Food Security Situation
CIA World Factbook
- According to the 9th Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) analysis from June 2013, 6.4 million people experience food insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
- Ongoing fighting in eastern DRC continues to displace populations, raise protection concerns, and hinder humanitarian access to affected communities in need of emergency relief and protection assistance, particularly in Katanga, North Kivu, and South Kivu provinces. The UN has recently deployed an Intervention Brigade within MONUSCO to conduct targeted offensive operations against armed opposition groups in eastern DRC.
- Western provinces are affected by chronic food insecurity and recent inflow of refugees from Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo, and returnees from Angola.
Both eastern and western provinces have very low agricultural productivity, presence of animal and plant diseases, frequent flooding, isolated agricultural production areas, high population pressure and land conflicts limiting access to land.
Food Assistance Programs
- The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and its partners target 5.1 million food-insecure Congolese, refugees, and host communities.
- FFP partners with the UN World Food Program (WFP), World Vision, ADRA, Food for the Hungry, and Mercy Corps on development and emergency food assistance programs improving agricultural sector capacity, maternal and child health and nutrition, civil participation and local governance, protection, disaster risk reduction, water and sanitation, natural resources management and biodiversity, and microenterprise productivity, and food aid distributions.
Food for Peace Contributions
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Fiscal Year 2013||$85.4 million||34,920 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2012||$73.3 million||71,067 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2011||$67.2 million||60,760 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2010||$101.3 million||94,400 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2009||$125.0 million||88,160 MT|
Fiscal Year 2013 Contribution Breakdown:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||$28.9 million||5,400 MT|
|Title II Emergency||$53.9 million||29,520 MT|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||$2.6 million||----|
Food Security Situation information is provided by UN as of July 2013.
Last updated: October 23, 2013