Food Assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo - World Food Programme 2013 (en)

September 2013 -- Insecurity in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo escalated sharply in late 2012 and throughout 2013 due to a major increase in ethnic and resource-driven violence and banditry carried out by numerous armed groups, particularly in North and South Kivu provinces. This surge in violence has resulted in large-scale displacement of people from their homes, greater need to provide protection for people, and the destruction of assets, livelihoods, and basic infrastructure. People in affected areas are already extremely vulnerable due to chronic poverty and underdevelopment, poor governance, and very limited access to basic services. Cholera, measles, and malaria continue to take a toll across the country but are particularly prevalent in areas of high displacement. In addition, an estimated 6.35 million people across the country are acutely food insecure, or without access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food, including 1.2 million children who are malnourished. With the support of DFATD and other donors, the United Nations World Food Programme is providing life-saving food assistance to an estimated two million conflict-affected and displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Activities include: distributing food assistance; providing nutrition support, such as supplementary and therapeutic feeding, for children under the age of five and for pregnant and lactating women; and providing support to help people earn a living through initiatives such as food-for-assets and food-for-training, whereby people receive food in exchange for working or participating in job training.

Numéro du projet
CA-3-D000267001
Statut de l'activité
3 - Completion
Type d'aide
B03 - Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)

Organisations

Funding
Canada
Implementing
PAM - Programme alimentaire mondial
Implementing
WFP - World Food Programme
Extending
Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada
Extending
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Chiffres clés

Classification Functional

Before
100.0% Mappable
After
100.0% Mappable

Economic classification

Before
0.0%
After
0.0% Capital
100.0% Current

Disbursements by fiscal year

Fiscal year Value
2013 799941.0

Commitments by fiscal year

Fiscal year Value
2013 799941.0

CRS code % Common Code Budget classification (upper) Budget classification (lower)
Emergency food aid (72040) 100.0 Social Protection, Land Housing and Community Amenities – emergency relief (5.4.10) Protection sociale, affaires sociales (10) Lutte contre l'exclusion sociale (10700)