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Resilience and Nutrition in Great Lakes Region (RENUGL)

$15 million to improve social cohesion and community empowerment, develop nutrition-sensitive agriculture activities, and strengthen livelihoods and entrepreneurship in areas most affected by conflict and food insecurity.
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Challenge

More than half of the population of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is affected by poverty. Between 2017 and 2018, the number of people in food crisis increased from 7.7 million to 15.6 million. In 2018, the situation deteriorated with more than 3.7 million children suffering from acute malnutrition, including 1.7 million children with severe acute malnutrition. 

South Kivu is the most affected region with a dramatic 30.1% rate of global acute malnutrition. The causes of malnutrition are recurrent conflict and insecurity; inadequate dietary intake especially among women of childbearing age and children; lack of production and access to nutritious and diversified food throughout the year; extremely low income; the high social vulnerability of women and girls; the recurrence of diseases; poor health, hygiene and access to water and; and poor childcare practices.
 

Solution

RENUGL will aim to sustainably improve the nutrition and resilience of the most vulnerable populations in the South Kivu-Tanganyika corridor through initiatives that improve social cohesion and community empowerment, develop nutrition-sensitive agriculture activities, and strengthen livelihoods and entrepreneurship.

Project Status

Under Preperation

Country

Democratic Republic of Congo

Funding

Public

Focus area

  • Fragility

Supervising entity

  • FAO
  • World Bank

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