Democratic Republic of the Congo

Coordination mechanism: Cluster
Year of activation: 2006
Deputy: COOPI, Country Nutrition Coordinator
Other: Cluster co-facilitator PRONANUT (MoH), 30% dedicated
Coordination arrangement:
National Level: UNICEF lead, PRONANUT (MoH) co-lead, COOPI (INGO) co-lead
Sub-national level: 7 sub-national clusters (Nord Kivu, Sud Kivu, Kasai Central, Tanganyika, Ituri, Kasaï Oriental, Kasaï)

Country Key Contacts

Aboubakary COULIBALY

National Nutrition Cluster Coordinator

Daouda Mbodj

National Level Deputy Cluster Coordinator

Françoise Kitwanda Fatuma

National Level Co-Coordinator



Annual report 2022

January to December 2022

Current Challenges
  • Low funding (11% of interventions currently funded)

  • Currently, no long-term coordination staff and few sub-national coordination teams

  • Breach in supplies of some nutritional therapeutic foods (not enough F75 and F100 milk)

  • Low availability and quality of data on DHIS 2 

  • Challenges with intersectoral collaboration and programming (ISCP) with three clusters (WASH, FSL, HEALTH) notably due to:

    • Staff turnover in the clusters, meaning new staff had to be retrained (namely on what is ISCP? Where are we at? What remains to be done?)

    • Difficulty in bringing together the 4 clusters at the same time

    • Conflicting deadlines and schedules

  • Challenges with therapeutic food management including fraud and the time needed to bring supplies into the country (3 to 6 months), customs blockages and variable customs fees

  • Challenges with IYCF-E indicators and monitoring including: 

    • Double counting

    • Number reached in non-HRP health zones taken into account

    • Capping target for HRP

    • Unit cost not in line with reality

  • In terms of planning, all health zones are included in reached but in the HRP only select health zones are targeted

Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration and Preparedness
Advocacy Survey
Country Advocacy Strategy developed Yes
Link to document Link
Advocacy activities included in annual work plan Yes
Specific WG leading advocacy work established No
Contingency plan or ERP plan developed/updated Yes
Link to document Link
Intersectoral Collaboration (ISC)
Intersectoral projects currently under implementation Yes
Clusters engaged
Un manuel de réponse humanitaire intersectorielle a été dévéloppé depuis avril 2021. Il est en cours de finalisation. 

Key Figures



Number of SAM under-five children in need
Number of MAM under-five children in need
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP - Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation
Number of moderately acute malnourished people living with HIV

Total Partners (72)

UN agencies


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