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 7
- DR Congo - 2018 Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu Province (September 17, 2018 update)
- Ebola strikes big city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and WHO scales up response to new threat
- UNICEF DR Congo Ebola Situation Report North Kivu and Ituri - 17 September 2018
- UNHCR Global Report 2017: Africa Regional Summaries
Since the mid-1990s, millions of Congolese have fled their homes to escape fighting between rebel groups and the national government in a complex conflict which has, at times, involved as many as nine neighbouring states. Close to four million people are believed to have died as a result of the conflict which was accompanied by widespread human rights violations. Displacement peaked in 2003, with an estimated 3.4 million people forced from their homes, most of them in eastern DRC. The UN estimated that over 2.3 million people remained displaced as of mid-2005.
Some 2,500 people have fled a village 60 kilometres from Bunia, the capital of the Ituri district in northeastern DRC, according to the UN. The displaced said they came under attack by militias still operating in Ituri. IDPs sought refuge near UN peacekeepers stationed nearby, and the UN Organisation Mission in the DRC (MONUC) reinforced its position to better protect the displaced. Many of the villagers had been wounded with knives, machetes and arrows.
GENEVA, 4 February 2004 - The stabilisation of the political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo following the signing of a peace deal and the formation of a transitional government in June 2003 raises hopes that the suffering of the country's 3.4 million people displaced by the war may come to an end, according to a report released today by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Global IDP Project.
This summary outlines the main findings of the newly updated country profile on internal displacement in Democratic Republic of Congo. The profile was prepared by the Global IDP Project of the Norwegian Refugee Council, which monitors and analyses internal displacement in over 50 countries worldwide. The full country profile is available from the Project's Database (www.idpproject.org), or upon request by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Global IDP Database of the Norwegian Refugee Council has now updated its country profile on internal displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A summary is presented below. The Database and the country profile can be accessed at www.idpproject.org, or the complete profile can be sent to you by e-mail on request (Claudia.email@example.com).
Geneva, 20 December 2002 - Over 500,000 people have been displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year, due mainly to intensified violence in the northeastern Ituri and eastern South Kivu regions. Despite a ceasefire and the withdrawal of foreign troops, over 2.5 million of about 50 million Congolese are now displaced. Most have been uprooted by fighting between rebel groups, attacks on civilians, and resource plundering.
A Global Overview of Internal Displacement
Some 25 million people are now internally displaced due to conflicts that have spread since the Cold War, according to a major new survey published this week. Internally displaced people (IDPs) are a huge humanitarian problem; outnumbering conventional refugees by two-to-one and nearly always receiving less protection, says the four-year survey by the Global IDP Project.
The Global IDP Database of the Norwegian Refugee Council has now posted a new country profile on internal displacement in DR Congo. A summary is presented below. The complete profile can be accessed at www.idpproject.org (could you please create the link?) or sent to you by e-mail on request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Global IDP Database of the Norwegian Refugee Council has now updated its country profile on internal displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A brief summary is presented below. The complete profile can be accessed at www.idpproject.org or sent to you by e-mail on request (email@example.com).