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Democratic Republic of the Congo Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (November-December 2019)

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As of 31 December 2019, 905,573 Congolese refugees were being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 31 December 2019 alone, some 93,410 Congolese fled to neighbouring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda.

In 2019, UNHCR together with 63 humanitarian and development partners implemented the revised 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.


905,573* Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC

3,688 New arrivals in December 2019

93,410 Total of new arrivals in 2019

Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return in 2019