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, REACH and its partner ACTED have been supporting humanitarian actors in strengthen assessment activities and implementation. REACH has also provided critical humanitarian information to aid actors and response planners since first being deployed to the country.