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DR Congo - Situation Report N°7 : Complex Emergency in the Kasai Region (31 May 2017) [EN/FR]

Highligths

 The Humanitarian Coordinator approved a "First Emergency" envelope of USD 3 million from the DRC Humanitarian Fund for a three-month assistance in the areas of protection, logistics, and the health.

 Population movements are continuing, with 11,000 new displaced persons reported since the previous report (12 May), including 8,000 in the Kasaï Province and 3,000 in the Lomami. Verification is ongoing for many other alerts received regarding displacements.

 Humanitarian access is gradually improving, notably in the Central Kasaï Province where chief physicians are resuming duty, road restrictions in some areas for UN agencies have been lifted facilitating, among other things, the transport of medicine and equipment into previously inaccessible areas.

 The living conditions of the populations in the three Kasaï remain precarious: 42% of households are food insecure according to a survey from World Food Program / food security cluster.

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
31 May 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Kasai Occidental
Kasai Oriental
Theme(s): 
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Public Information and Advocacy
Public Information Unit
Coordination hub(s): 
Kinshasa