Between 2017 and 2018, the country has faced a spike in humanitarian crises across the country that left over 13 million people in need of assistance and protection. This crisis received little attention from international media and donor communities — making it one of the most underfunded humanitarian crises on the planet. Just under 50 per cent of total amount of funding needed to respond to the 10.5 million people targeted for assistance was received. Despite this, NRC’s operations grew by 141 per cent between 2017 and 2018, and we assisted over 1.1 million internally displaced people and host communities — the highest number reached in NRC DR Congo history.
NRC in DR Congo were able to assist more people than ever before — particularly in remote and hard-to-reach areas in the DR Congo. Spread across the Kivus, Tanganyika, Ituri, Maniema provinces and the Kasais region, with 5 Area Offices and 5 sub-offices, NRC response strive to provide support to victims of the rampant conflict: NRC targets displaced people, destitute host communities and returnees. We have provided over 1 million vulnerable people with cash assistance, agricultural support, shelter, education, and legal assistance.
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