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Democratic Republic of the Congo Situation: At a glance UNHCR Regional Update (March 2019)

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This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

833,400 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

4.5 M Internally displaced people (as at December 2017)
Source: OCHA

1.1 M Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2018.

51 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return in 2018


  • The figures in this report were updated to reflect the results of continuous biometric registration and verification exercises in countries of asylum.

  • The figures include additions (new arrivals and births) and subtractions (departures, deaths, no-shows during food distributions and deactivations). 2019-2020 RRRP

  • UNHCR together with 56 humanitarian and development partners launched the 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 11 December 2018 for US$743 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.


  • The interagency 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the DRC situation received $64.4 million, representing only 9 per cent of the total requirements for 2019, which amount to $ 743 million.