The Democratic Republic of Congo has been plagued by a complex humanitarian crisis marked by localized violence and ethnic conflict for decades. These dynamics have been amplified by widespread health issues, such as recent Ebola outbreaks. In 2019, the Humanitarian Response Plan for the Democratic Republic of the Congo stated that an estimate of 12.8 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance − approximately 13% of the country’s population.
Due to this volatile situation and the need to launch adapted responses as quickly as possible IMPACT, through its initiative REACH and partner ACTED, is supporting humanitarian actors in strengthen assessment activities and implementation. IMPACT has also provided critical humanitarian information to aid actors and response planners since first deployed to the country.