Country Brief on the Humanitarian-Development- Peace Nexus
27 avril 2022
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) faces a myriad of challenges ranging from staggering humanitarian need and chronic under-development to political instability and protracted armed conflict in the Eastern part of the country. Humanitarian, development and peace actors are all present in the country to support the Government and the population.
Given the DRC’s multifaceted challenges on the one hand, and the country’s enormous potential to strengthen coherence and effectiveness of different actors and flows of assistance, on the other, discussions to implement a humanitarian- development-peace nexus approach in DRC began in 2018.
THE NEXUS APPROACH
The HDP nexus approach in the DRC is an inclusive, collective process that is aimed at reducing humanitarian needs, risks and vulnerabilities in the medium and longer term while addressing underlying causes of crises and underdevelopment. It also works towards better coordination and complementarity between the three pillars. Key stakeholders include the Government, the UN and other international organizations, as well as national and international NGOs and donors. The approach is guided by four collective outcomes in the areas of food insecurity and malnutrition, access to basic social services, forced displacement and gender-based violence.
The five provinces of Greater Kasai (Kasai, Kasai Central, Kasai Oriental, Lomami, Sankuru) and the Tanganyika province were prioritized due to an improvement in the security situation, the withdrawal of MONUSCO from these areas and the gradual transfer of the Mission’s activities to relevant partners.