537,853 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% are women.
99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.
27,011 refugees voluntary repatriated, in safety and dignity, from DRC last three years with UNHCR support.
Working with Partners
■ Together with the DRC Government, through counterpart, the National Commission for Refugees (CNR), UNHCR ensures international protection and delivery of multisectorial assistance to persons of concern. UNHCR closely collaborates with UN Agencies and directly works with 16 national and international implementing partners (ACTION AID, ACTED, ADES, ADSSE, AIDES, AIRD, ADRA, COOPI, CNR, DRC,
INTERSOS, NRC, SAVE CONGO, TSF and WAR CHILD NL and WAR CHILD UK) as well as many operational partners in the DRC.
■ Within the cluster system, UNHCR leads the Protection Cluster and co-leads the Protection and Prevention component of the National Strategy on SGBV. UNHCR also leads the Shelter Working Group within the Shelter/NFI Cluster, co-leads the Camp Coordination and Camp Management Working Group jointly with IOM, and co-leads the National Cash Working Group jointly with UNOCHA.