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Total Population of Concern JSON 
7,663,070
Last updated 31 Aug 2021
Source - UNHCR, Government, IOM 
Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Others of Concern JSON 
1,201,530
Last updated 31 Aug 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 Aug 2021
  5.1%
56,497
Botswana UNHCR, Government 31 Jul 2021
  0.1%
731
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  48.3%
533,204
Eswatini UNHCR, Government 31 Jul 2021
  0.2%
2,169
Lesotho UNHCR, Government 31 Jul 2021
  0.0%
524
Madagascar UNHCR, Government 31 Jul 2021
  0.0%
304
Malawi UNHCR, Government 31 Jul 2021
  4.6%
51,279
Mauritius UNHCR, Government 31 Jul 2021
  0.0%
22
Mozambique UNHCR, Government 31 Jul 2021
  2.6%
28,349
Namibia UNHCR, Government 31 Jul 2021
  0.5%
5,973
Other UNHCR 31 Jul 2021
  0.0%
1
Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Jul 2021
  4.6%
50,475
South Africa UNHCR, Government 31 Jul 2021
  22.7%
250,250
Zambia UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  9.2%
101,356
Zimbabwe UNHCR, Government 31 Jul 2021
  2.0%
21,711

IDP in Southern African Region JSON 
6,461,380
Last updated 31 Jul 2021
Source - IOM, UNHCR, Government 
IDP JSON 
Breakdown by Country
Location name Source Data date Population
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, IOM, Government 31 May 2021
  80.4%
5,198,131
Mozambique IOM 30 Jun 2021
  13.1%
849,297
Republic of the Congo 31 Jul 2021
  4.7%
304,430
Zimbabwe 31 Jul 2021
  1.7%
109,522

Returnees JSON 
160
Last updated 31 Jul 2021
Source - UNHCR, Government 
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    UNHCR Mozambique Country Factsheet May-August 2021
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    UNHCR Mozambique Operational Highlights Northern Mozambique 8 September 2021
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    UNHCR SAMCO Factsheet UNHCR Oct-Dec 2020
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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 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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    Attacks by armed group displace 20,000 civilians in eastern DRC – UNHCR, 16 July

    UNHCR, 16 Jul 2021

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for urgent and enhanced measures to protect civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a series of recent attacks by an armed group has displaced nearly 20,000 people in North Kivu province. Read more

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    Forced from their homes, displaced Congolese in dire need of shelter – UNHCR, 16 July

    UNHCR, 16 Jul 2021

    Elodie Kavugho, 41, and her eight children lived in a leaking tent for months before they had a secure roof over their heads again. Read more

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    Millions need urgent humanitarian assistance in eastern DR Congo – UNHCR, 10 September 2021

    UNHCR, 16 Jul 2021

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed by violence committed against civilians by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that continues to cost lives and drive people from their homes. 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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