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The people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are paying too high a price, due to an unabating armed conflict, particularly in the eastern part of the country. This situation has been alarmingly worsening since 2023, transforming the country’s protection crisis into one of the gravest worldwide. 

In 2024, more than 25.4 million people – a quarter of the population – require assistance, with the most urgent humanitarian needs concentrated in the eastern provinces, severely hit by violence and insecurity. Until 31 December 2023, more than 9.6 million people were on the move in DRC, including 6.5 million internally displaced persons, 2.6 million returnees and 527,000 refugees, making the displacement crisis in the country one of the largest in the world and second only to Sudan.

Epidemics are significantly spread, particularly cholera with 50,000 suspected cases and 470 deaths recorded in 2023 – the worst situation since 2017.  Measles transmission more than doubled in 2023, exceeding 320,000 cases (versus 146,000 in 2022), while deaths caused by measles tripled, from 1,800 in 2022 to over 6,000 in 2023.

Climate shocks are worsening vulnerable people’s living conditions, with heavy rains and river flooding affecting some 2.1 million Congolese and leaving 300 others dead, just between mid-November 2023 and January 2024. 

Congolese women and children are tremendously affected by the crisis, requiring an urgent need to strengthen their protection and resilience capacities. Their extremely precarious situation exposes them to the worst forms of abuse and exploitation.

Overview of the humanitarian response.

🔴 #Morocco — A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck the High Atlas region at 11.11pm, on 8th September 2023. Our partners “INGO” teams are monitoring the situation and conducting rapid needs assessments.  820 people have lost their lives – a grim death toll that is likely to rise in the days ahead.

#HHA Our thoughts are with Morocco and the families who have suffered such a profound loss. We can only imagine the pain and grief you’re experiencing, and our hearts ach for you during this difficult time. As a humanitarian NGO, we understand the depth of your national pain, and we want you to know that you are not alone in facing this tragedy. #morocco

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Morocco earthquake the number of dead keep rising