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August 4, 2022

USAID is supporting the innovative, technology-led initiative to reduce charcoal-related deforestation around Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in partnership with BBOXX Ltd. In the DRC, energy demand drives 94 percent of wood harvesting. Consumption of charcoal increased in cities because of population growth, lack of livelihood alternatives, high unemployment rates, and low enforcement of forest management legislation.

COVID-19 Fact Sheet photo
August 4, 2022

Less than one month after March 20, 2020, when the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced national measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, USAID began redirecting its existing budget to respond to the growing pandemic. USAID health, democracy, education and peace and security programs shifted $3.3 million to respond in the areas of risk communication, community engagement, infection prevention and control and surveillance and case investigation.

August 4, 2022

SITUATION AT A GLANCE

106.7 MILLION Estimated Population of the DRC, OCHA – December 2021

27 MILLION Estimated Population in Need of Assistance in 2022, OCHA – January 2022

5.5 MILLION Estimated Number of IDPs in the DRC, OCHA – January 2022

1 MILLION Estimated Number of Congolese Refugees in Neighboring Countries, UNHCR – April 2022

519,000 Estimated Number of Refugees Sheltering in the DRC, UNHCR – February 2022

August 4, 2022

SITUATION AT A GLANCE

106.7 MILLION Estimated Population of the DRC, OCHA – December 2021

27 MILLION Estimated Population in Need of Assistance in 2022, OCHA – January 2022

5.5 MILLION Estimated Number of IDPs in the DRC, OCHA – January 2022

1 MILLION Estimated Number of Congolese Refugees in Neighboring Countries, UNHCR – April 2022

519,000 Estimated Number of Refugees Sheltering in the DRC, UNHCR – February 2022

August 4, 2022

SITUATION AT A GLANCE

106.7 MILLION Estimated Population of the DRC, OCHA – December 2021

27 MILLION Estimated Population in Need of Assistance in 2022, OCHA – January 2022

5.5 MILLION Estimated Number of IDPs in the DRC, OCHA – January 2022

1 MILLION Estimated Number of Congolese Refugees in Neighboring Countries, UNHCR – April 2022

519,000 Estimated Number of Refugees Sheltering in the DRC, UNHCR – February 2022

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Last updated: October 04, 2022

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