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Countries of asylum hosting refugees from the DRC have been generous in maintaining an open-door policy and in securing asylum to old and new population groups. Protracted displacement, however, continues to deplete already limited national and local resources. Existing camps and sites in asylum countries are overcrowded. Some 60,000 Congolese refugees have specific needs and problems, a significant proportion are children who are at risk or who require additional support.
533.387 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.
99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.
2.949 réfugiés sont rentrés volontairement de la RDC au Rwanda depuis janvier 2018.
Travail avec les partenaires
- The registration of Rwandan refugees in North and South Kivu was completed on 30 November. A total of 76,067 were biometrically registered and given refugee certificates from 2015 to 2018.
- 3,707 Central African refugees have expressed an intention to return to their country in November. UNHCR is collecting intentions and discussing the possibility of a tripartite meeting.
533,387 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.
99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.
2,949 refugees voluntary returned from DRC to Rwanda since January 2018.
Working with Partners
■ Together with the DRC Government, working closely with the National Commission for Refugees (CNR), UNHCR ensures international protection and delivery of multi assistance to persons of concern.
As of 30 November 2018, 800,330 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 30 November 2018 alone, some 154,287 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
No woman should give birth in the dark. No surgery should be carried out by candlelight. And no child should be left vulnerable to disease because vaccines cannot be refrigerated. For too long, a lack of reliable power has prevented people in remote and rural communities from accessing the healthcare they need, when they need it. As the race for universal energy access picks up pace, here are five ways renewable energy can help protect quality healthcare for the world’s poorest.
The 22th round of data collection took place in September and October 2018.
Between 26 August and 24 September 2018, southern Tripoli witnessed clashes between armed groups, triggering population movements of both local populations and migrants to safer locations, often in near-by municipalities. Following the end of hostilities, these movements were reversed as the situation gradually stabilized and livelihood opportunities, such as daily labor, became available again for migrants.
- 8.4 million people food insecure in Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe
- 4.1 million people to receive food, cash or vouchers to address immediate lean season needs
- Additional USD 171 million required to meet the food needs in the six countries over the lean season (December 2018 - April 2019)
At its peak in 2001, Zambia hosted over 250,000 refugees, mainly from Angola and the DRC. Smaller numbers of refugees originated from Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia and other nationalities. These refugee numbers have since drastically reduced due to the successful voluntary repatriation of Angolans, Congolese and other nationalities in the past 16 years. However, in the last one year, the numbers of refugees are steadily increasing due to inflows from the DRC and Burundi and continued mixed migration from the other Great Lakes countries and the Horn of Africa.
Set up in early 2018 as an integrated refugee settlement to enable refugees to develop their livelihoods and contribute to the local development of Nchelenge district (Luapula Province), Mantapala started receiving DRC refugees in January 2018 who were being relocated from Kenani Transit Centre and crossed into Zambia mainly through Chiengi district in the last quarter of 2017. The majority of refugees have a farming, trading and artisan background.
Vienna, Austria, December 12, 2018. OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has approved more than US$328 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe. The 165th Session of OFID’s Governing Board approved the funding at the organization’s Vienna
The public sector loans, which total US$216 million, will support the following projects.
Spotlight on Progress
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.
ACCRA, Ghana, le 20 novembre 2018— La pratique du mariage d’enfants coûtera des dizaines de milliards de dollars aux pays africains, indique un nouveau rapport de la Banque mondiale publié à l’occasion du deuxième Sommet de la Commission de l’Union africaine pour mettre fin au mariage précoce qui se tiendra cette semaine au Ghana.
The American people’s compassion and generosity have saved more than 16 million lives and brought us closer than ever to controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic – community by community, country by country.