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27 Jun 2019 description

547,403 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 73.5% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

4,333 new South Sudanese refugees registered from January to May 2019.

Main activities – Refugees


26 Jun 2019 description

As of 31 May 2019, 856,043 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 31 May 2019 alone, some 38,812 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda.

UNHCR together with 56 humanitarian and development partners launched the 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 11 December 2018 to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

26 Jun 2019 description

Total number of refugees and asylum seekers.

4.5 M
Internally displaced people (as at December 2017) Source: OCHA.

1.1 M.
Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2019.

Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return in 2018.



25 Jun 2019 description

FAO Conference side event looks at challenges in Africa in meeting the 2025 Malabo hunger eradication goal

25 June 2019, Rome - Stepped up and concerted actions are needed in Africa if the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger and the more ambitious Malabo hunger target are to be met, Member Countries were told during an event on the sidelines of the 41st Session of the FAO Conference.

23 Jun 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 77 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

21 Jun 2019 description
  • In Angola, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed. See ‘Central Africa’ section below for more information.

20 Jun 2019 description
report World Bank


  • In 2016, the World Bank Group stepped up its engagement in situations of conflictinduced forced displacement at the global and country levels and adopted a new approach to its engagement that recognizes displacement as a development challenge that must be addressed to attain the World Bank Group’s twin goals.

  • Since fiscal year 2016, the Bank Group’s analytical, financial, and operational support has become more aligned with its stated development approach building on lessons from past engagements. This is an important shift.

19 Jun 2019 description


• Le Fonds Humanitaire de la RDC a alloué des fonds à des organisations dont les projets ont démarré en mai.
En 2018, 2,54 millions de personnes ont pu bénéficier d’une assistance grâce au Fonds.

• Les acteurs de la province de la Tshopo estiment qu’elle est hors des radars des acteurs humanitaires et de développement. Elle mérite plus d’attention.

19 Jun 2019 description

Date of issue: 18 June 2019

Data as reported by: 16 June 2019

1. Situation update

18 Jun 2019 description

89,508 refugee returnees (2014 - 2019)

This figure includes voluntary repatriation from Kenya (83,845) and Assisted Spontaneous returnees from Yemen (4,298) as well as 1,365 returnees from other countries such as Djibouti (783), Libya (394), Sudan (143), Eritrea (34), Pakistan, Gambia, Angola, Cambodia and others. Somali refugees from these or other countries who return spontaneously without assistance from the UNHCR are not included.

17 Jun 2019 description
  • What is containment all about? WHO has developed a new animated video to help explain poliovirus containment and why it is needed to secure a lasting polio-free world.
16 Jun 2019 description


This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 75 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

14 Jun 2019 description

Global Environment Facility approves $179 million to support FAO-led projects

14 June 2019, Rome - FAO today welcomed a decision by the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to provide $179 million to support the UN agency's work with countries worldwide at the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment. This includes projects focussed on biodiversity conservation, transboundary water resources management, sustainable land management, highly hazardous pesticide remediation, and climate change adaptation.

14 Jun 2019 description

Ce document fournit une mise à jour intermédiaire sur les principaux évènements ayant lieu entre la publication mensuelle des rapports opérationnels du HCR.


14 Jun 2019 description

This document provides a mid-month update on major developments between the publication of UNHCR’s monthly Operational Updates.


  • Between 1 and 15 May, 887 South Sudanese refugees were relocated to Biringi settlement, Ituri Province. 191 additional South Sudanese refugees remain at the transit centres, awaiting relocation. Most of them had arrived during an influx in the first half of February, while some had been staying along the border for months or years, and now complied with the authorities’ request to move further inland.