ACTED: Immediate and multi sector assistance to highly vulnerable conflict-affected households in Walikale Territory, North Kivu, DRC

Project completed

This emergency intervention consists of two components, (i) Nonfood items direct distribution in emergency situation and (ii) support for agricultural production in areas of return. The intervention will be highly mobile and flexible in order to respond quickly to the most urgent needs. In addition, given the security and humanitarian context in Walikale Territory, marked by both displacement and return movement, the project will also participate in supporting agricultural production in order to strengthen the resilience of communities.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Democratic Republic Congo
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Human rights
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Emergency food assistance
Material relief assistance
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
01.03.2015 - 31.10.2015
CHF  500’000

In North Kivu, the territory of Walikale is strongly affected by conflicts since the beginning of 2013 due to the activism of various hostile forces across the province. The absence of a unified command within the hostile forces and the struggle for resources, especially mining, are the main reasons for chronic clashes. In addition, the territory of Walikale is suffering the consequences of the fighting in Masisi and Rutshuru territories between the FARDC (Forces Armees de la RDC) and various armed groups. The security situation in the territory is certainly volatile, nevertheless lull areas exist, mainly because of (fragile) truces between different conflict stakeholders. Thus, in addition to massive population displacement, return movements are important in the territory of Walikale.


To contribute to strengthening the resilience of the conflict affected population in North Kivu.

Target groups

lnternal displaced population (lDPs) and host communities in Walikale territory {North Kivu).

ACTED will prioritize 3 axes: the Walikale - Biruwe, Walikale- Mpofi and Walikale- Hombo.

Total Number of beneficiaries targeted by the project is 29'400 individuals.

Medium-term outcomes

Immediate relief and support reduces the vulnerability and rebuilds the livelihoods of lDP's and host communities in North Kivu.


Expected results:  

  1. To reduce disease prevalence and improve living conditions of the most vulnerable conflict-affected people by providing NFI kits.
  2. To provide immediate support to lDPs and vulnerable host communities to reduce their food insecurity and increase agricultural production.

Results from previous phases:  

  • 1,455 households (8,730 persons) received Non Food Items kits
  • 3,300 households (19,800 persons) received crop seeds and tools
  • 660 households (3,960 persons) received vegetable seeds and tools
  • Beneficiaries' food autonomy has increased of 1 to 1.78 months
  • Number of beneficiaries displaying a ulow" food consumption score has decreased of 26% to 100%
  • Number of beneficiaries displaying a "high" Coping Strategy Index has decreased of69% to 100%

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO
  • Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development

Coordination with other projects and actors

The intervention will be highly mobile and flexible in order to respond quickly to the most urgent needs. It will be coordinated with other partners, such as ICRC, MSF and UNICEF through RRMP (Rapid Response to Movement of Population) in order to create synergies and integrated interventions.

The proposed activities are in line with the framework developed by the OCHA HAP (Humanitarian Action Plan) and the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) for DRC in 2015, the Inter-Agency Provincial Committee (CPIA) and the North and South Kivu clusters.

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    500’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    498’975 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF   475’000 Budget inclusive project partner CHF   975’000
Project phases

Phase 2 01.03.2015 - 31.10.2015   (Completed)