The humanitarian situation in the Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to deteriorate due to armed violence, epidemics, natural disasters, and food insecurity. According to the 2020 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is expected to increase from 12.8 million in 2019 to 15.6 million in 2020. While 8.1 million people lack basic access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services, 8.6 million people are in need of protection assistance.
Funded by CDC and USAID, iMMAP has been continuously present in DRC since 2019, supporting the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations International Children´s Fund (UNICEF) in a variety of capacities. In response to the humanitarian crisis, iMMAP has deployed eight specialist Information Management Officers (IMOs) providing support to humanitarian clusters, partners and the Go.Data project in data collection, analysis and visualization while ensuring the sustainability of activities through capacity strengthening activities.