Democratic Republic of the Congo Revised 2018 Regional Refugee Response Plan

The revised requirements for January - December 2018 total to $ 547 million, including:

          - USD 66 million for Angola
          - USD 41 million for Burundi
          - USD 17 million for the Republic fo the Congo
          - USD 57 million for Rwanda
          - USD 4 million for Southern Africa
          - USD 69 million for Tanzania
          - USD 219 million for Uganda
          - USD 74 million for Zambia

Read the entire revised Regional Refugee Response Plan and access the Latest Updates on the Congolese Situation.

The situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the world’s most complex, challenging and forgotten crises. With 4.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs), according to OCHA, and some 770,000 Congolese refugees across Africa, the humanitarian situation deteriorated sharply in 2017. Refugees have been fleeing to neighbouring Angola, Burundi, the Republic of the Congo (RoC), Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia in large numbers. Several thousands have also fled further South towards the Southern Africa Region, mainly to Malawi and South Africa, but also to Kenya and several other countries in Africa and beyond. Since 2015, the number of IDPs has more than doubled and in 2017 alone, there were more than 2 million newly displaced in the DRC. In 2017, more than 100,000 Congolese fled to neighbouring countries as refugees joining the 600,000 already in exile. In the first months of 2018, tens of thousands of Congolese refugees fled the DRC. The majority of Congolese refugees are women and children. Nearly 57 per cent of Congolese refugees are under 18, many crossing borders unaccompanied or separated.