Democratic Republic of the Congo Regional Office


Operation: Opération: Democratic Republic of the Congo Regional Office



Latest update of camps and office locations 21  Nov  2016. By clicking on the icons on the map, additional information is displayed.

Key Figures

2017 planning figures
287,380 people of concern will receive production kits or materials for agriculture, livestock or fishery activities (250,000 internally displaced people and 37,380 refugees)
45,400 people of concern will be provided with transport in order to return to their homes
23,200 refugee children will be enrolled in primary school
8,800 refugees will receive transitional shelters
750 survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) will receive medical assistance
2015 end-year results
133,000 protection incidents were recorded in 2015, of which 10,400 were related to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)
78% of Burundian refugee children were enrolled in primary education
45%  of CAR refugee children were enrolled in primary education
45% of CAR refugees had access to latrines
33% of Burundian refugees had access to latrines
74% of Burundian refugees resided in adequate dwellings, while shelter and infrastructure were improved and maintained
97%  of CAR refugees resided in adequate dwellings, while shelter and infrastructure were improved and maintained

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Decrease in
2015 2,701,921
2014 3,619,785
2013 3,817,537


[["Refugees",384038],["Asylum-seekers",2924],["IDPs",1555112],["Returned IDPs",736837],["Returned refugees",8536],["Others of concern",14474]]
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Democratic Republic of the Congo Regional Office

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Year-end Overview

Working environment

The volatile security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in late 2016 was further compounded by the delay of the Presidential elections. The ongoing climate of instability in parts of the country could pose serious challenges to UNHCR’s ability to implement the required level of protection and assistance for people of concern in 2017. Military operations in the Kivu region and localized conflicts with armed groups are expected to continue in 2017. Developments in neighbouring countries such as South Sudan and Burundi may also lead to further refugee influxes.
The Government of DRC is providing land for the establishment of refugee camps, as well as contributing to the security in the camps, civil status documentation and registration exercises. Refugee children are able to enroll in schools.

Key priorities

In 2017, UNHCR’s protection strategy will continue to be oriented towards durable solutions while ensuring the centrality of protection in all interventions. The strategy will focus on building self-reliance, with a view to empowering people of concern while strengthening the resilience of entire communities.
In 2017, UNHCR’s operation will focus specifically on:
•    multi-sectoral assistance to camp-based refugees alongside the promotion of alternatives to camps;
•    building self-reliance by supporting livelihood opportunities for refugees and host communities;
•    facilitating durable solutions, including voluntary returns of refugees in DRC and of Congolese refugees in neighbouring countries.
•    Protection monitoring, prevention of and response to SGBV and search for durable solutions for the 1.7 million IDPs in the country.

In the event of a funding shortfall in 2017, primary education for both people of concern and host communities, provision of transitional shelters, medical assistance to SGBV victims, and provision of production kits to people of concern will be affected.