Posted by: SAFE Administrator
Modified date: 10/23/2017
Relevant sector: Nutrition, Food Security
Resource type: Document
Resource use: Implementation & Monitoring, Review & Evaluation
Language of the document: English
Women's Refugee Commission (WRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
The North Kivu Province in eastern DRC is undergoing a violent conflict between the Congolese army and M23 militia. This has led to massive displacement of the population, and the creation of several internally displaced person (IDP) camps. The WRC & IRC undertook a baseline survey to assess the living conditions of IDPs in relation to their acquisition and use of cooking fuel and burden on host communities. The survey found that the primary source of fuel was firewood and women and children in particular face adverse risks relating to the collection and consumption of firewood. Recommendations have also been made to improve IDP's access to sustainable fuels and efficient cook stoves.