DR Congo UNHCR Fact Sheet 30 September 2013

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 30 Sep 2013

UNHCR operational highlights

• On 17 September, UNHCR announced that this year’s Nansen Refugee Award is being awarded to Sister Angelique Namaika, who works in the remote north east region of Democratic Republic of the Congo with survivors of displacement and abuse by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Sister Angélique received the Nansen Refugee Award and the Nansen Medal at a ceremony in Geneva on 30 September.

• Refugees from CAR are still arriving in DRC. The relocation exercise is on-going. By the end of this month, 15,917 persons were relocated to camps in Equateur and 300 in Oriental Province. This totals 16217 persons making 85.3% of the planned figure (19,000 for both provinces)