In the Democratic Republic of Congo an estimated 6.7 million people (11% of the rural population) are in Crisis and Emergency food insecurity phases (phases 3 and 4, respectively), based on the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) undertaken in December 2013. The situation remains worrying especially in territories of Irumu (Orientale), Punia (Maniema) and Manono, Mitwaba and Pweto (Katanga). In these zones, conflict is the main driver of food insecurity.
A joint vulnerability assessment carried out in February-March 2014 in North Kivu indicated that 64% of households in resettlement camps and sites are vulnerable to food insecurity. Vulnerability to food insecurity in the camps and resettlement sites is generally driven by extreme poverty which also affects 95% of the population in DRC.