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19 Feb 2019 description

On 18 February, H.E. Hironori Sawada, the Ambassador of Japan in Angola, visited Lóvua Settlement in the Angolan province of Lunda Norte to see projects that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and humanitarian partners have implemented with generous funds from the Japanese government.

15 Feb 2019 description

2,263 individuals have been relocated from urban areas to Lovua settlement during the reporting period.

Construction of transitional shelters is in progress and so far a total of 2,770 transitional shelters have been built

Update on Achievements

Operational Context

13 Feb 2019 description

87,490 refugee returnees (2014 - 2018)

This figure includes voluntary repatriation from Kenya (82,840) and Assisted Spontaneous return from Yemen (3,405) as well as 1,245 returns from other countries such as Djibouti (783), Libya (353), Sudan (64), 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.

82,840 refugee returnees from Kenya (2014 - 2018)

08 Feb 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


07 Feb 2019 description

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


04 Feb 2019 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region

As of 31 December 2018, 814,975 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 31 December 2018 alone, some 159,074 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi, Zambia and Kenya.

04 Feb 2019 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region

814,975 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC

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

941,000 Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2018.

51 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return since January 2018



29 Jan 2019 description

After negotiations among UNHCR, WFP and CNR, cash-for-food assistance will resume at Meri settlement in 2019, albeit temporarily, and under certain security conditions.

In epidemic-prone South Kivu, UNHCR rehabilitated a cholera treatment unit, built a rehydration point, sensitized 20,000 people on HIV, cholera and Ebola, and distributed information leaflets in refugee camps and settlements.

24 Jan 2019 description

534.828 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

3.053 réfugiés sont rentrés volontairement de la RDC au Rwanda en 2018.

Travail avec les partenaires

24 Jan 2019 description

534,828 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

3,053 refugees voluntary returned from DRC to Rwanda in 2018.

Working with Partners

■ Together with the DRC Government, working closely with the National Commission for Refugees (CNR), UNHCR ensures international protection and delivery of multi assistance to persons of concern.