DRC — Kasaï, Kasaï Central, Kasaï Oriental, Lomami, Sankuru, South Kivu, and Tanganyika: Key Findings 1 (February - November 2018)
This report provides the main findings of the DTM assessments that were conducted in the provinces of Kasai, Kasai Central, Kasai Oriental, Lomami, Sankuru, South Kivu and Tanganyika from 22 February to 28 November 2018 in 137 health zones.
Field teams conducted assessments in all the accessible villages in those provinces and collected data through key informants interviews. For these assessments, a total of 22,125 villages were evaluated through 60,869 key informant interviews by IOM’s partners in collaboration with the Provincial Health Division (DPS, Division Provinciale de la Santé). Most of the IDPs were identified in South Kivu and Kasaï Central (28 % and 26 %, respectively). Nearly 55 % of the returnees were identified in Kasaï Central and Kasaï: in these two provinces, key informants reported that since 2016, more than 2,500,000 individuals have returned to their village of origin after having been displaced. Affected populations mostly live in rural areas and depend on subsistence farming. According to field observations, IDPs often flee to remote areas where they lack assistance and access to basic services.