Democratic Republic of the Congo Situation: At a glance UNHCR Regional Update (August 2019)

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Aug 2019 View Original

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

886,881 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

4.5 M Internally displaced people (as at December 2017) Source: OCHA

1.1 M Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2019.

51 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return in 2018



• The figures in this report were updated to reflect the results of continuous biometric registration and verification exercises in countries of asylum.

• The figures include additions (new arrivals and births) and subtractions (departures, deaths, no-shows during food distributions and deactivations). 2019-2020 RRRP

• UNHCR, together with 57 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 30 June 2019 to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.


• The interagency 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the DRC situation received $143 million, representing only 20 per cent of the total requirements for 2019, which amount to $ 720 million.