DRC situation

Global Appeal 2022

DRC Situation

2022 Population planning figures

  • Refugees: 864,770
  • Persons in refugee-like situations: 9,780
  • Asylum-seekers: 91,160
  • IDPs: 5.2 million
  • IDP returnees: 1.4 million
  • Refugee returnees: 22,900

2022 Situation overview

The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has continued to deteriorate since December 2019, with complex and intersecting conflicts and crises forcing people to flee their homes and preventing their return. These trends are expected to continue in 2022, with the risk of disease outbreaks and natural disasters exacerbating the situation. At the same time, the DRC will continue to host more than half a million refugees in 2022, mainly from neighbouring countries, three quarters of whom live outside refugee camps and settlements.

In 2022, UNHCR will provide a robust operational response for the DRC situation, consisting of protection interventions and multi-sector assistance for refugees, IDPs and returnees, with a focus on long-term solutions and self-reliance. UNHCR will continue to coordinate the overall response in consultation with the Government and in collaboration with partners under the Refugee Coordination Model. For the IDP response, UNHCR will continue to lead the Protection Cluster, as well as the Shelter Cluster and the Non-food Items Working Group and co-lead the Camp Coordination and Camp Management Working Group. Regionally, UNHCR leads the Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP), which brings together partners across seven neighbouring countries hosting nearly 1 million Congolese refugees. Led by UNHCR, partners under the RRRP will provide strategic and coordinated protection and assistance, while working towards solutions and sustainability. This includes strengthened partnerships with development actors and international financial institutions to address the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.

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2022 Budget