Project profile — DRC - Emergency Assistance - The Alliance for International Medical Action 2021-2022


The Alliance for International Medical Action
2021-04-16 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Congo, Democratic Republic (100.00%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (17.00%)
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (18.00%)
• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (65.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


January 2021 - The crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is characterized by violent conflict, epidemics and natural disasters compounding and exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. In 2021, 19.6 million people (20% increase since 2020) are in need of humanitarian assistance. Some 21.8 million people currently face severe acute food insecurity, including 3.4 million acutely malnourished children under the age of five, the highest absolute number ever recorded worldwide. The DRC is also home to the largest internally displaced persons population in Africa with 5.2 million displaced people, creating significant needs in protection, livelihoods, and food security. These needs are exacerbated by communicable disease outbreaks, intensified conflicts, and severe food insecurity. Project activities include: (1) providing at least 29,354 children with malnutrition consultations; (2) providing training to 130 community volunteers in severe acute malnutrition screening and referrals; (3) providing WASH kits to 2,393 households; (4) providing at least 62,978 beneficiaries with WASH awareness-raising sessions; and (5) providing 8,697 prenatal and postnatal consultations. With GAC’s support, The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is providing assistance to address the urgent needs of up to 92,332 conflict-affected people in the Kailo territory in the Maniema province. This project focuses on improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions, preventing and treating malnutrition, and strengthening institutional capacities in community structures (such as hospitals, clinics and health care centers) for conflict-affected people.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to severe acute malnutrition treatment for girls and boys under the age of five and pregnant and lactating women; (2) improved knowledge of communities to prevent and detect severe acute malnutrition cases; and (3) improved access water, sanitation and hygiene conditions. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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