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Democratic Republic of the Congo Situation: At a glance UNHCR Regional Update (September 2018)

Situation Report
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This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

810,227 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

4.5 M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA

941,000 Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2018.

35 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return since January 2018


  • The figures in this report have been updated to reflect the results of a continuous biometric registration and verification exercise in countries of asylum.

  • The total figures include additions (new arrivals and births) and subtractions (departures, deaths, no-shows during food distributions and deactivations).


  • A Level 2 emergency for UNHCR’s response to the situation in Ituri and North Kivu in the DRC was activated on 13 August 2018. The declaration shall remain in force for an initial period of six months, at which time it shall be reviewed.

  • The Level 1 emergency that was activated on 10 September 2017 for Zambia and the Level 2 emergency on 16 February for Uganda, are ongoing.


  • UNHCR received $148.5 million for the DRC situation, representing only 40 per cent of the total requirements for 2018, which amount to $368.7 million.

  • The interagency Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the DRC situation has received $76.9 million, representing only 14 per cent of the total requirements for 2018, which amount to $547 million.