UNHCR DR Congo Factsheet - October 2013

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Oct 2013

UNHCR operational highlights

• More than 16,000 Congolese crossed into Uganda by the end of this month fleeing fighting in eastern DRC. On the other side of the border, refugees are supported and transported to UNHCR-run Transit Centres.

• The relocation exercise of refugees from CAR is on-going. By the end of this month, 18,061 persons were relocated to camps in Equateur and 387 in Oriental Province. This totals 18,448 persons making 82.1% of the 22,000 initial planning figures for Equateur and 19.35% of the 2,000 planning figure for Oriental.

• In Equateur Province, UNHCR has conducted training in Libenge on camp management/administration and on the determination of the best interest for the child (BID). Participants have included UNHCR and local stakeholders involved in protection. This training is scheduled for Zongo and Gbadolite next month.

• From Kinshasa, Bunia, and Mbandaka, UNHCR and its partner agencies work to coordinate and monitor the progress of CERF-financed projects to assist refugees from CAR in Oriental and Equateur Provinces.