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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.

21 Dec 2018 description

As of 30 November 2018, 800,330 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 30 November 2018 alone, some 154,287 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.

UNHCR together with 43 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 17 July 2018 for $547 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

19 Dec 2018 description

Faits saillants

• Plus de 373 000 personnes sont retournées de l’Angola entre octobre et décembre dans cinq provinces de la République démocratique du Congo, selon les sources officielles. Le flux a sensiblement baissé depuis novembre cependant le risque de reprise demeure.

11 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.

04 Dec 2018 description

Faits saillants

• Plus de 370 000 personnes sont retournées de l’Angola entre octobre et novembre dans cinq provinces de la République démocratique du Congo, selon les sources officielles. Des mouvements spontanés des personnes retournées sont de plus en plus observés en direction des grandes agglomérations.

• Selon une mission d’évaluation humanitaire, quelques 183 000 personnes seraient retournées vers la province du Kwango, contre 31 926 rapportées dans les statistiques officielles au 30 novembre.

29 Nov 2018 description

As of 31 October 2018, 781,917 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 31 October 2018 alone, some 147,750 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.

UNHCR together with 43 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 17 July 2018 for $547 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

28 Nov 2018 description

En octobre 2018 l’Angola a entrepris l’expulsion des migrants se trouvant sur son territoire contribuant au refoulement de près de 362 097 congolais entre le 1er octobre et le 10 novembre. La majeure partie de ces personnes ont été expulsées vers le Kasaï en République Démocratique du Congo, province affectée en 2016 par un violent conflit ayant entrainé la dégradation d’une situation sanitaire et sociale déjà difficile.

12 Nov 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

In the morning of Monday the 15 October 2018, the region of Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was faced with a fast-developing humanitarian situation following the expulsion of more than 257,872 Congolese from Angola between 1st and 15th October 2018.

08 Nov 2018 description

As of 30 September 2018, 810,227 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 30 September 2018 alone, some 139,395 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Burundi, Uganda and Zambia.

UNHCR together with 43 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 17 July 2018 for $547 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in neighboring countries.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context