Hundreds of thousands of people who have been displaced by the Mount Nyiragongo volcano eruption need humanitarian assistance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Amid spiking violence and displacement, life in the Democratic Republic of Congo today is nothing short of nightmarish. As the situation in the country worsens, the international community must step up and engage.
Refugees International is alarmed by reports that the Trump administration will begin deporting large groups of asylum seekers from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this week.
Insufficient funding threatens to unravel decades of investment and push the Democratic Republic of Congo deeper into chaos.
An estimated 13.1 million Congolese citizens are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and protection.
Despite the alarming numbers of people in need, as well as the grave atrocities being carried out, the Kasai region has received very little international attention and humanitarian funding. More than 30,000 people have fled from the Kasai region into Angola, seeking protection and support, and another 1.4 million people are internally displaced. The UN estimates that roughly one million people are food insecure, including 400,000 children who are facing malnutrition. The needs are staggering
Refugees International welcomes Ambassador Nikki Haley’s visits to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan, and Ethiopia this week and next, as well as her commitment to U.S. support for refugee assistance and protection in Africa.
Refugees International condemns the September 15, 2017 massacre in the Kamanyola transit site in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in which at least 39 Burundians were killed.
A violent political crisis in Burundi has forced several hundred thousand people from their homes.
In March 2015, the first Burundian refugees began arriving in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), fleeing persecution and fearing an all-out war at home. Since then, just over 20,000 have come – a relatively small number, compared with today’s other refugee crises. But donors and the United Nations have struggled to meet the needs, leaving many refugees feeling frustrated and abandoned.