ACTED has been present in the Republic of Congo since 1996 with a sustained humanitarian commitment for over 20 years throughout the country, first in response to the needs of the population affected by conflicts and episodes of violence. Today, ACTED teams are mobilized in Brazzaville, as well as in Loudima, Nkayi and Madingou with projects aimed at reducing food insecurity and strengthening the livelihoods of rural populations.
The Republic of Congo is currently experiencing an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Pool department shaken by violence and insecurity since April 2016. This conflict has led to the displacement of nearly one in three people in the affected areas, with over 50% of the 300,000 people living in the Pool in need of humanitarian assistance. In less than a year, the number of displaced people has increased six fold, triggering the need for a multisectoral response, in the Bouenza as well as in the Pool.
ACTED endeavors to strengthen food security in the Republic of Congo. Ongoing actions are helping Congo farmers to develop their products and reach the country’s major markets with the provision of technical trainings, knowledge sharing on market organization and business management. ACTED also ensures the setting up and trainings of farmers’ organizations while allowing them to access microcredit services to develop their activities.
In its objective towards inclusive and sustainable growth as well as food security for all, ACTED is committed to improving the livelihoods of the community in a participatory way, thus supporting local civil society structuration and improving its advocacy capacity towards local decision-making authorities. ACTED is also broadening its sectors of intervention through a project on access to water, sanitation and hygiene and the rehabilitation of access to basic infrastructure and services in schools in response to the crisis in the Pool.
Improving the early recovery through agricultural and food security, shelter and WASH to highly vulnerable populations, especially returnees (Pool department)
Rehabilitation of strategic road points via Food Assistance for Assets (3A) approaches in Mindouli, Kimba, Kindamba districts (Pool)
Food and nutrition programme for children in schools (McGovern-Dole)
Immediate and multi-sector assistance to highly vulnerable IDPs or returnees affected by the Pool crisis in the Bouenza and Pool Departments
Food assistance to displaced people in the Pool