Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018
- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
Most read reports
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 18
- Malaria control campaign launched in Democratic Republic of the Congo to save lives and aid Ebola response
- West and Central Africa: Regional Funding Status as of 7 December 2018
- GIEWS Country Brief: Democratic Republic of the Congo 12-November-2018
- Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 6 December 2018
La population totale des réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile est passée de 452.966 personnes (fin du mois d'Octobre) à 454.664 à la fin du mois de Novembre 2018 représentant une augmentation globale de 0.4%. Cette augmentation résulte essentiellement des activités d’enregistrement continu dans les camps et en milieu urbain.
Par ailleurs, il est à noter la reprise des convois de rapatriement volontaire vers le soudan. À ce jour, 840 personnes sont retournées avec l’appui de HCR et ses partenaires en 2018.
So far in 2018, a total of 29,567 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (26%),
Afghanistan (26%) and Iraq (19%). More than half of the population are women (23%) and children (37%), while 40% are men.
Arrivals in November 2018, at 2,075 decreased in comparison to October, when 4,073 people arrived on the islands. Arrivals during January to November 2018 are 8% higher than those of the same period in 2017.
- 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.
Monthly Trend of Asylum Seekers
Total of 92 new asylum-seekers arrived during the month mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Cumulative total of new arrivals since January 2018 stands at 1,073.
Lack of class rooms and teachers impacts the access of refugees and asylum-seekers to high school education provided in local schools in host communities.
Access to shelter remains a challenge due to funding constraints and increasing refugee population in Tongogara Refugee Camp.
Working with Partners
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
This week, 370 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 717 arrivals but an increase from last year’s 161 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 53, compared to 102 in the previous week.
Population on the Islands
Over 16,000 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (35%), Iraq (18%) and Syria (13%).
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)
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
6,700+ Refugees received relief packages across South Sudan during the reporting period.
7,900+ Refugees children and mothers received nutrition support in Upper Nile during the reporting period.
1,400+ Refugees and IDPs benefited from capacity building activities across South Sudan during the reporting period.
Achievements and Impact
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
Among the Congolese citizens expelled from Angola in October, UNHCR identified 2,373 Congolese citizens holding refugee documents from Angola.
DRC authorities reported crossings of an estimated 600 Central Africans into DRC; mainly women and children fleeing renewed violence in the Central African Republic.
UNHCR documented 11,528 South Sudanese refugees in border areas in Dungu Territory. 93% expressed the wish to relocate away from the border.
17,400+ Refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in October 2018.
2,200+ Assorted tree seedlings planted in Upper Nile in October 2018.
900+ Newly arrived refugees registered in October in South Sudan 2018.
Working with Partners in 2018
■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).