On 30 August 2017, UNICEF requested the support of emergency.lu for their operations in the Kasai region in DRC. Decades of armed conflict in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), political unrest and insecurity have resulted in a complex humanitarian crisis.
Since April 2016, the conflict in the Kasai region of DRC has been escalating, causing widespread displacements and the loss of livelihoods. An estimated 762,000 people are internally displaced and, due to the conflict in Kasai, 33,500 people have fled to neighboring Angola and Zambia as refugees. In addition, 2 million people are internally displaced in the Kivus and Tanganyika regions.
One emergency.lu regular deployment kit has been deployed in the Tshikapa office providing connectivity to UNICEF, OCHA and FAO.
The system was installed by trained UNICEF staff.