Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)


Highlights 2012

  • OCHA helped ensure that 110,000 people that were displaced when fighting in and around Goma escalated in November 2012 received timely, life-saving humanitarian assistance.
  • OCHA-led negotiations with the March 23 (M23) armed group in the last quarter of 2012 helped reverse their decision to impose taxes on NGOs working in areas under the group’s control. This allowed 11 international NGOs and hundreds of local NGOs to continue providing humanitarian services for over 300,000 vulnerable people in North Kivu’s Rutshuru territory.
  • In September 2012, OCHA led efforts to prioritize humanitarian needs and financial requirements in eastern DRC on behalf of the humanitarian community. This helped attract much-needed additional funding to the 2012 Humanitarian Action Plan which attracted US$568 (US$75 million more than in 2011). 

A camp for IDPs near the MONUSCO peacekeepers' base in Kitchanga, North Kivu, DRC © OCHA/Imane Cherif