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Total Population of Concern JSON 
13,610,232
Last updated 31 Dec 2021
Source - UNHCR, Government, IOM 
Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Others of Concern JSON 
1,116,606
Last updated 31 Dec 2021
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Others of Concern JSON 
Age & Gender
Source - UNHCR, Government
Refugees & Asylum Seekers JSON 
Arrival Trends
Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Others of Concern JSON 
Breakdown by Country
Location name Source Data date Population
Angola UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2021
  5.1%
56,546
Botswana UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2021
  0.1%
768
Comoros UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2021
  0.0%
56
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2021
  47.1%
526,370
Eswatini UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2021
  0.2%
2,316
Lesotho UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2021
  0.0%
532
Madagascar UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2021
  0.0%
300
Malawi UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2021
  4.7%
52,287
Mauritius UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2021
  0.0%
13
Mozambique UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2021
  2.6%
29,178
Namibia UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2021
  0.6%
6,511
Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2021
  5.8%
64,631
South Africa UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2021
  22.4%
250,250
Zambia UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2021
  9.4%
104,416
Zimbabwe UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2021
  2.0%
22,358

IDP in Southern African Region JSON 
12,493,466
Last updated 31 Dec 2021
Source - IOM, UNHCR, Government 
IDP JSON 
Breakdown by Country
Location name Source Data date Population
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, IOM, Government 30 Nov 2021
  89.8%
11,218,180
Mozambique IOM 31 Dec 2021
  6.9%
861,334
Republic of the Congo 30 Nov 2021
  2.4%
304,430
Zimbabwe 30 Nov 2021
  0.9%
109,522

Returnees JSON 
160
Last updated 30 Nov 2021
Source - UNHCR, Government 
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    UNHCR Mozambique: Cabo Delgado Gender-based violence Factsheet November 2021

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    UNHCR Mozambique: Cabo Delgado Gender-based violence Factsheet November 2021
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    UNHCR Mozambique: Cabo Delgado Gender-based violence Factsheet October 2021

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    UNHCR Mozambique Operational Highlights Northern Mozambique 8 September 2021

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    UNHCR Mozambique Operational Highlights Northern Mozambique 8 September 2021
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) - 2021

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    The 2021 Regional Refugee Response Plan for the DRC situation is covering the inter-agency response in the countries of asylum for Congolese refugees neighbouring the DRC: Angola, Burundi, Republic of...
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) - 2021

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    The 2021 Regional Refugee Response Plan for the DRC situation is covering the inter-agency response in the countries of asylum for Congolese refugees neighbouring the DRC: Angola, Burundi, Republic of...
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    UNHCR Mozambique: Protection Monitoring and Response Report - December 2021

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    UNHCR Mozambique: Protection Monitoring and Response Report - December 2021
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    Thousands of DR Congo refugees in Zambia opt to head home – UNHCR, 21 December 2021

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva., 22 Dec 2021

    Nearly 5,000 refugees who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) four years ago are opting to head home voluntarily from Zambia in coming months, with the first 100 people setting out today (21 December). UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and Zambia’s authorities began the voluntary ... Read more

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    Without documents, women at high risk of gender-based violence – UNHCR, 15 December 2021

    UNHCR, 15 Dec 2021

    UNHCR is advocating for women and girls in South Africa to acquire identity documents which can help reduce the risk of statelessness, and physical and psychological abuse. Read more

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    Gender-based violence survivors learn to rebuild engines as they rebuild lives – UNHCR, 10 December 2021

    UNHCR, 10 Dec 2021

    Therese* draws a small crowd of curious onlookers as she kneels before the rusty, broken-down engine of a truck parked near her house in the outskirts of Kananga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai Central province. Read more

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    • Deputy Director for UNHCR Southern Africa Bureau, Angele Dikongue-Atangana, visiting relocation IDPs site in Nanjua, Ancuabe and meeting with internally displaced and host communities.
      © UNHCR/Deiliany de Souza December 2020

    • Mozambique Families displaced by extremist violence in Cabo Delgado
      © UNHCR/Deiliany de Souza August 2020

    • UNHCR in partnership with the Catholic University of Mozambique has started a pilot project in Josina Machel neighborhood, Pemba city, to provide legal counselling and legal assistance to IDPs and host communities on issues related to birth registration an
      © UNHCR/Deiliany Souza

    • Protection Focal points conduction awareness sessions within their own community. These frontliner workers, identify by their communities, are helping UNHCR team to deliver protection and assistance to displaced people and host communities
      © UNHCR/Juliana Ghazi

    • Violence in northern Mozambique is leading to the displacement of thousands of families in the Province of Cabo Delgado
      ©UNHCR/Eduardo Burmeister, December 2020

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