UNHCR DR Congo Factsheet, 28 February 2017

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 28 Feb 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

71,529 South Sudanese refugees, most of whom are new arrivals.

103,420 Refugees from the Central African Republic.

39,499 Refugees from Burundi.

539,106 Congolese refugees in African countries

379 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2017.

Working with partners

 Together with the DRC Government, in particular, the National Commission for Refugees (CNR),
UNHCR manages and implements delivery of humanitarian assistance and protection for refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Through a collaborative approach, support is delivered jointly with FAO, IOM, MONUSCO, OCHA, UNDP, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNICEF, UNWOMEN, WFP and WHO among other agencies and NGOs. UNHCR leads the Protection Cluster, which coordinates the protection actors in their support to IDPs and other civilians. It also supports the coordination and management of IDP camps. Furthermore, UNHCR co-leads the Protection and Prevention component of the National Strategy on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in DRC.
Throughout the operational area, assistance is delivered together with 12 partners: ADES,
ADSSE, AIDES, AIRD, CNR, COOPI, INTERSOS, MIDEFEHOPF, SAVE CONGO, SAVE THE CHILDREN, SFCG and TSF.