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12 Dec 2018 description


The 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo presents the biannual inter-agency response to the renewed and heightened humanitarian challenge posed by the mounting number of Congolese refugees in the countries neighbouring the DRC, including existing refugee populations and new arrivals, and host communities.

11 Dec 2018 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi.


• As of October 2018, approximately 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers were seeking shelter in Uganda—the largest refugee population on the African continent—including more than 780,000 South Sudanese and over 284,000 Congolese. An estimated 60 percent of these refugees are younger than 18 years of age.

11 Dec 2018 description


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.

10 Dec 2018 description

par Abdelhaq Hanafi et Adriane Del Torto

Le Projet d’Appui au Secteur Agricole Nord Kivu (PASA NK) a finalement été lancé à Goma le 6 décembre 2018 à Goma à l'Hotel Ihusi.

En présence du gouverneur de la Province du Nord Kivu, Julien Paluku, plusieurs autorités et notabilités provinciales ainsi que des membres des organisations paysannes, le Directeur-pays FIDA, Abdelhaq Hanafi, un atelier de 3 jours s'est tenu pour démarrer les activités sur Goma avec l'équipe nouvellement recrutée.

07 Dec 2018 description
report Trócaire

Trócaire set to help 16,000 people in Ituri province thanks to $5.3 million of funding from Sida

Trócaire is delighted to announce that the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will finance a Trócaire project to reach 16,000 people in the territories of Mambassa and Djugu.

The project, benefitting 11,200 women and 4,800 men, was agreed with SIDA in recent months. It will be implemented by seven Congolese NGOs - operating as partners of Trócaire - with funding of $5,328,621USD (46,679,054SEK) over four years.

06 Dec 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center opened in 2014 in the city of Bukavu in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Operated by two Salesian priests and one Salesian brother, the center is located near the main town square and a prison and is an ideal location for missionaries to meet the many street children who spend time in the square washing cars, carrying luggage and parcels, stealing and begging.

06 Dec 2018 description

Resettlement Achievements
- Increased number of resettlement countries committed to receiving refugees from Uganda.
- Increased accessibility of resettlement due to expanded approach since 2012.
- Submission of 25,402 refugees from DRC since 2012.
- Reinforced infrastructure for large-scale resettlement processing.
- Achievement of annual submission targets since 2012.
- Increased resettlement of vulnerable refugees.
- High acceptance rate.
- Since 2012, 21,271 refugees have departed for resettlement from Uganda.

04 Dec 2018 description

139 asylum seekers arrived during the month of September of which 76.2% were from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The Zimbabwe Refugee Committee (ZRC) held its third session for Refugee Status Determination of 2018 from 3- 6 September 2018 at Tongogara.

The population verification exercise for the Zimbabwe operation that was scheduled from 1- 16 October was postponed due to the cholera epidemic

20,410 persons of concern


03 Dec 2018 description

2,469,552 * South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 September 2018 (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload).

4,418 * South Sudanese refugee arrivals in September 2018.

300,137 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.96 million IDPs including 197,996 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites


4.76 million persons of concern (South Sudanese refugees in the region;
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees in South Sudan)

03 Dec 2018 description

378,231 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, the DRC, Uganda).

6,648 Burundian refugees assisted to return from the United Republic of Tanzania in September 2018, totalling 39,156 assisted in 2018.

242 Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in September 2018, totalling 6,449 arrivals in the region.

Highlights and Operational Context

29 Nov 2018 description
  1. Among the Congolese citizens expelled from Angola in October, UNHCR identified 2,373 Congolese citizens holding refugee documents from Angola.

  2. DRC authorities reported crossings of an estimated 600 Central Africans into DRC; mainly women and children fleeing renewed violence in the Central African Republic.

  3. UNHCR documented 11,528 South Sudanese refugees in border areas in Dungu Territory. 93% expressed the wish to relocate away from the border.


Burundian refugees

27 Nov 2018 description


Dans le cadre des efforts du système des Nations Unies pour mettre fin à l’exploitation et aux abus sexuels par les personnels onusiens, des projets sur le terrain placent les victimes et les survivants au cœur de la réponse.

C’est ainsi qu’ont été créés les réseaux communautaires de signalement des plaintes (CBCM), lesquels sont des systèmes de signalement ancrés au sein d'une communauté, conçus pour être sensibles à la culture et au genre, afin de maximiser leur efficacité.

22 Nov 2018 description


• 54% des ménages déplacés internes n’ont pas d’activité génératrice de revenus ;

• 605 personnes déplacées, rapatriées et membres des communautés hôtes bénéficient du projet « cash for work » mis en place par l’OIM pour assurer leur réintégration socioéconomique ;

• 3 personnes déplacées internes sur 4 ont été forcées de quitter leur maison en raison des aléas climatiques (DTM oct. 2018)

21 Nov 2018 description


  • Malawi is a landlocked, low-income country with over 80 percent of the population consisting of smallholder farmers and nearly 70 percent of people living below the international poverty line, according to the World Bank. Malawi also hosts more than 37,000 refugees, primarily from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Mozambique, the majority of whom are dependent on humanitarian assistance to meet their daily food needs.

13 Nov 2018 description

Oruchinga settlement, which opened as a transit center in 1959 and was officially established as a settlement in 1961, hosts more than 6,800 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. The settlement is not receiving new arrivals, aside from family reunifications, referrals, and protection cases. Although shelter and infrastructure are developed, and the refugees seem to be well integrated with the host community, protection concerns and conflict over land and resources remain a challenge.

Gaps & Challenges

13 Nov 2018 description

Located in Western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kyangwali settlement is home to more than 83,000 refugees. Due to its geographical location, Congolese refugees form the majority of the population but there are also Rwandese, Burundians,