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.
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 StatusUnder Preperation
CountryDemocratic Republic of Congo
- World Bank
- Cover Letter - Finance Minister
- Cover Letter - Line Minister
- Endorsement Letter from in-Country Sector Working Group
- Letter of Readiness from SE (World Bank)
- Letter of Readiness from SE (FAO)
- GAFSP Proposal - Parts 1 & 2
- GAFSP Proposal - Part 3
- Agriculture & Food Security Strategy
- Investment Plan
- Technical Review Report
- CAADP Compact