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17 Apr 2018 description

Cash-based Interventions were launched in Mulongwe site, through provider Vodacash. 711 households received SIM cards (out of 850 households planned) which will allow them to receive multi-purpose cash for shelter, education and to start incomegenerating activities.

On 15th March, 78 recently arrived vulnerable refugees from CAR staying with host families in Gbadolite area, were relocated to Inke camp, to ensure better access to assistance.

16 Apr 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Suspicion des cas de choléra dans la Zone de santé de Nizi : des personnes déplacées affectées.

  • L’occupation de quarante écoles par les déplacés perturbe la scolarité des enfants dans le Territoire de Djugu.

Aperçu de la situation

05 Apr 2018 description

Inadequate shelter and poor living conditions affecting families living in DRC refugee sites

By Andreas Kirchhof in Aba, Democratic Republic of Congo | 05 April 2018

When they lived in South Sudan, even in times of war, Cecilia Ofowa would never have imagined that one day, she would be forced to live separately from her husband of 38 years.

Today, Cecilia, 61, points at the entrance of her small mud hut which she shares with her seven children, grandchildren and one orphaned niece.

27 Mar 2018 description


Refugees in DRC as of 28 February 2018

4.49 Million
Internally Displaced People in DRC as of 31 December 2017

Burundian refugees

■ During the reporting period, 584 recently arrived refugees were transferred to Mulongwe site from transit centers, bringing the total number of refugees accommodated in the site to 3,246.

19 Mar 2018 description

Violence in Djugu Territory (Ituri Province), escalated and forced a large number of Congolese to flee to neighboring territories and the city of Bunia, while others crossed Lake Albert by boat to Uganda.

Two new UNHCR Field Offices, in Bondo and Monga, were opened to provide better protection and assistance to new arrivals from the Central African Republic in remote areas of Bas-Uele Province.

19 Mar 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Une crise alimentaire menace toute la province de l’Ituri à la suite de l’insécurité à Djugu.

Aperçu de la situation

16 Mar 2018 description

Intercommunal violence between Lendu and Hema communities since December has internally displaced over 100,000 people and led to a severe humanitarian crisis. In a conflict where civilians are being directly targeted, protection of the affected population is a major concern. Thousands of houses have been burned down and livelihood activities, including agriculture, have been disrupted, resulting in significant needs for shelter and food assistance.

Anticipated scope and scale

16 Mar 2018 description


This Outlook provides an overview of the anticipated humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region from January to June 2018. It focuses on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and neighbouring countries—including Angola, Kenya and Zambia—that have received refugees and asylum-seekers due to the DRC crisis.

09 Mar 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • L’insécurité persistante à Djugu empêche des missions humanitaires dans plusieurs zones d’accueil des déplacés.

Aperçu de la situation

La crise de Djugu s’étend petit à petit sur les autres parties de la province de l’Ituri.
L’insécurité qui en découle est déjà perceptible sur l’axe principal, Djugu – Bunia, avec comme corollaire la réduction de l’espace humanitaire.

08 Mar 2018 description

Burundian refugees

■ On 15th February, 197 refugees were transferred to Mulongwe site from Kavimvira transit center. To this date, the total number of refugees in Mulongwe is 1,897, including 11 newborn babies and 29 cases of family reunification registered on 8th February. Construction works at the site continued. 12 latrines and 7 showers were completed, 11 communal dormitories were under construction and other 19 planned to accommodate more relocations in the coming period.

05 Mar 2018 description


  • Cereal production in 2017 estimated at near-average levels despite localized erratic rainfall and outbreaks of Fall Armyworms

  • Inflation rates expected to increase in 2018 due to high Government spending combined with declining export revenues

  • Food and livestock prices generally at high levels driven by limited supplies and market disruptions due to ongoing conflict

02 Mar 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Situation humanitaire préoccupante après les violences dans le Territoire de Djugu.

Aperçu de la situation

01 Mar 2018 description

Voluntary repatriation of Rwandan refugees in 2017 was at significantly higher levels than in previous years, with over 18,000 returnees. The programme continues in 2018.

In Lusenda camp, Burundian refugee produced 35 tons of biomass briquettes as an alternative source of energy for cooking.

15 boreholes equipped with manual water pumps were set up and 2 water springs were rehabilitated in villages hosting new arrivals from Central African Republic.

Update on Achievements

Burundian refugees

01 Mar 2018 description

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 27 February 2018 – On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework agreement for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region, regional stakeholders met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in a two-day workshop on 26-27 February, to review the status of implementation of the Framework agreement, and to make recommendations on its continued and effective implementation as called for by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2389.