Southern Africa – Regional Truth Sheet, April 2024 – Democratic Republic of the Congo


UNHCR serves 8.8 million folks throughout 16 southern African international locations, together with round 1 million refugees and asylum-seekers, primarily from Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan.

This determine doesn’t embody disaster-induced IDPs.
UNHCR contributes to safety and options for 7.5 million internally displaced individuals (IDPs) within the area who’ve been compelled to flee because of battle and a few 1.1 million displaced by disasters – 7.1 million within the DRC and a few 700,000 in Mozambique.

Excessive climate occasions are wreaking havoc within the area.
UNHCR has shortly mobilized to help these displaced by torrential rains in Angola. In Zambia, UNHCR is helping communities which can be combating the extended drought.

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