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
- MSF expands care as Ebola outbreak spreads in DRC
- Briefing: Problems multiply in Congo’s Kasaï
- New measures and strong partnership having positive impact on Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- West and Central Africa: Regional Funding Status as of 16 of November 2018
- RD Congo - Situation Epidémiologique dans les Zones Affectées par la Maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE) - Nombre de Cas Cumulés jusqu'au 30 Octobre 2018
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Response
New safety, security and access information
01 October 2018: On Sulawesi island, the National Disaster Management Authority asked international NGOs to pull out and announced that it would only authorise certain selective forms of foreign aid. No reason was given for this decision. Sources: IRIN and The Guardian
This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.
781,917 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.
1.37 M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA
941,000 Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2018.
42 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return since January 2018
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 103,347 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 14 November. Spain topped 50,440 – more irregular arrivals to Spain through 45 weeks of 2018 than all arrivals during the past three years combined.
This marks the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 mark, although this year’s totals are low compared to those at this time in 2017 (156,708) and 2016 (343,158).
- Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya are home to more than two million refugees from Somalia, South Sudan, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi and Eritrea.
- The bulk of this population — about 1.47 million people — is in Uganda, despite its economy and land size being smaller than those of Kenya and Tanzania.
- The refugees are fleeing civil war and famine, only to find themselves unsettled, plagued by funding shortfalls from international donors, xenophobia and corrupt officials
By Pauline Kairu
De graves abus auraient été commis dans le cadre d'une opération visant à réprimer l'extraction illégale de diamants
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:
During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.
Security Incidents and Access Constraints
05 October 2018: In Tole region, Fako department, soldiers entered an IDP camp and began shooting, leaving three civilians dead. No further information specified. Source: ACLED
Central African Republic
31 October 2018: In Batangafo town, Ouham prefecture, clashes between unidentified armed groups led to three IDP camps being set on fire, leaving around 27,000 persons without a home. Sources:
RJDH, MSF and ACLED
Serious Abuses Alleged in Diamond Mining Crackdown
(Johannesburg) – The Angolan government should immediately suspend the deportation of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo and conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into alleged abuses by state security forces. Over 400,000 people were forcibly returned or fled Angola during October 2018 following an operation targeting illegal diamond mining in Angola’s Lunda Norte province.
Durant les trois premières semaines d’octobre 2018, 381 881 congolais refoulés d’Angola, dont un nombre important d’enfants, sont arrivés aux différents points d’entrées dans les territoires de Luiza (Province Kasai Central), Kamonia (Province Kasai) et Kasongo-Lunda (Province Kwango). 80% des expulsés sont entrés par le point de passage de Kamako, les autres par ceux de Tembo (13%) et Luiza (7%). A ce jour, 35 000 personnes sont encore concentrées dans plusieurs sites et familles hôtes a Kamako, la zone la plus affectée.
• UNICEF developed a preparedness and response plan for Ebola Virus Disease and contributed the National Ebola Preparedness and Response Plan. A total of US$ 370,000 was allocated through the UNICEF Emergency Programme Fund as a loan to accelerate implementation of the preparedness activities.
Helena Christensen, photographe, mannequin de renom et sympathisante du HCR, appelle la communauté internationale à des contributions urgentes et à porter attention aux réfugiés burundais vivant au Rwanda à la suite d’une visite sur place avec le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés.
This week, 571 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 1,064 arrivals and from last year’s 952 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 82, compared to 152 in the previous week.
Population on the Islands
Key findings and recommendations
Extent of statelessness
UNHCR High profile supporter, model and photographer Helena Christensen is calling for urgent funding and global attention for Burundian refugees living in Rwanda following a trip with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
13,400+ Refugees received relief packages across South Sudan during the reporting period.
3,500+ Refugees reached with Ebola virus prevention awareness in Western Equatoria during the reporting period.
850+ Refugees and IDPs received capacity building across South Sudan during the reporting period.
Achievements and Impact