Democratic Republic of the Congo Food Security Alert - COVID-19 impacts amid prolonged conflict drive unprecedented assistance needs

Overall, a significantly higher population in DRC is expected to need humanitarian food assistance in 2020 compared to recent years, with needs peaking during the 2020 lean season in northeast and east-central DRC, which is expected to start atypically early in September and end in November. Areas of greatest concern include those that were already in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in eastern and southern areas of the country - including the Kasai region, and Tanganyika, Sud Kivu, Nord Kivu, and Ituri Provinces - and in urban and rural areas along borders.