The DRC host 535,253 refugees and asylum-seekers, mainly from the Central African Republic, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Some 48% are men and 52% women. The majority (75%) live outside of refugee camps or settlements.
UNHCR provides protection and assistance for those forced to flee. We support people to find long-term solutions to forced displacement, and resume self-reliance.
Some 5.2 million people are internally displaced in DRC. while 962,142 refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC are sheltered across the African continent.