Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

 

Background

CMR
Wasting
Age
General
Environment
Shelter
Health
Reproductive Health
Nutrition
Food/Livelihood Security
Education
Security/Protection
Psychosocial/Mental Health
Conflict Early Warning
Democracy/Governance/Civil Society

 

 

 

Background

 

Mortality

  • Mortality in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Results from Eleven Mortality Surveys
    http://intranet.theirc.org/docs/mortII_report.pdf
    In June 2000, the International Rescue Committee released a report on mortality in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo for the 22 months beginning with the resumption of fighting in August 1998. Using normal baseline mortality rates, the report estimated that 1.7 million deaths occurred in excess of the number normally expected. To update its findings, the IRC conducted a second survey in March 2001. As a result, the IRC now estimates that 2.5 million excess deaths have occurred during the 32-month period beginning in August 1998 and ending in March 2001. The 2000 and 2001 surveys both indicate that the overwhelming majority of deaths were related to disease and malnutrition, while a proportionately smaller number were directly attributable to violence. This year’s survey puts the number of such violent deaths at 350,000.
  • Elevated Mortality Associated With Armed Conflict—Democratic Republic of Congo, 2002
    http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/289/22/2932-a.pdf
    In August 1998, citing a need to control insecurity on their western borders, Rwanda and Uganda sent troops into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (estimated 2002 population: 51 million). Within 6 months, troops from seven neighboring countries were fighting in the DRC, with various Congolese groups supporting different invading armies.1 During 1998-2002, the majority of the fighting occurred in the DRC's five eastern provinces (1996 population: 19.9 million). To assess the impact of the armed conflict on public health, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), with support from CDC, conducted a nationwide mortality survey to measure DRC's nationwide crude mortality rate (CMR) and to compare CMRs in DRC's five eastern provinces with CMRs in the five western provinces. This report summarizes the results of the survey, which indicate that the overall CMR in the DRC is the highest in the world, with the majority of deaths caused by preventable infectious diseases. The findings underscore the importance of the ongoing peace process, which appears to have contributed to a decrease in mortality rates in eastern DRC, and highlights the importance of collecting population-based health data regularly during armed conflicts.

 

Health

  • International Rescue Committee : water supply and hygiene education for the city of Kananga[, Democratic Republic of the Congo] -- final report for USAID (October 2000 through December 2001)
    Link
    International Rescue Committee
    Publication Date: 2002
  • International Rescue Committee : Barumbu, Democratic Republic of the Congo] environmental health pilot project : final narrative report for USAID (October 1, 2000 to January 31, 2002)
    Link
    International Rescue Committee
    Publication Date: 2002
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo : epidemiological fact sheet on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections -- 2000 update
    Link
    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
    Publication Date: 2000-06
  • Health assistance to war affected population in Kasai Oriental [Province], Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo : final report
    Link
    Medical Emergency Relief International

    Publication Date: 2002-03
  • Final performance report : SANRU III phase I -- emergency response services : December 1, 2000 through December 1, 2001
    Link
    Interchurch Medical Assistance, Inc. (IMA)
    Publication Date: 2002-02

 

Nutrition

 

Food/Livelihood Security

  • Final report (10 August 2000-31 May 2001) : Eastern Congo agricultural relief project (ECARP)
    Link
    Food for the Hungry, Inc. (FHI)
    Publication Date: 2001-09
  • Food for the Hungry, Inc. : final report (9 June 1997-31 July 2000) -- Kivu agricultural rehabilitation project
    Link
    Food for the Hungry, Inc. (FHI)
    Publication Date: 2000-10
  • Rapport d'activites 1992-1993 [Zaire]
    Link
    Inades-Formation/Zaire
    Publication Date: 1993-12

 

Conflict Early Warning

 

 

Democracy/Governance/Civil Society

  • Progress report for USAID March 2001 to September 2001 : USAID contract no. AOT-A-99-00084-00 [i.e. AOT-A-00-99-00084-00]
    Link
    Save the Children-UK
    Publication Date: 2001-09
  • Narrative report for September to February 2000/2001 : USAID award no. AOT-A-00-99-0084-00 [i.e. AOT-A-00-99-00084-00] -- social welfare, children's rights and protection, Kinshasa : Save the Children (UK), Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Link
    Save the Children-UK
    Publication Date: 2001
  • Transition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo : opportunities and pitfalls -- Congo assessment team report
    Link
    USAID. Bur. for Humanitarian Response. Ofc. of Transition Initiatives
    Publication Date: 1997-08

 

 

 


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