Democratic Republic of the Congo

By August 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) hosted more than 536,000 refugees. 4.5 million people were also displaced inside the country.

Refugees from Burundi, Central African Republic, and South Sudan have been arriving in DRC and are trying to make a living, despite a very difficult context (armed groups, poor economy, lack of infrastructure, vastness of the country).

The DRC is among the world’s poorest countries, measured by gross national income per capita. Insecurity in some parts of the country and few roads make it difficult to protect and assist refugees and displaced people. Through our 19 offices in the DRC, we provide protection and assistance for those forced to flee their homes, helping to find long-term responses and supporting them on the way to self-reliance.

For information about our work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

  • Read the latest documents, reports and publications on our Data Portal
  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
  • For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

Contact Information

Democratic Republic of the Congo is covered by the following UNHCR office:

The UNHCR Representation in the Republic of the Congo

Style of Address:
Le Représentant du H.C.R.en République Démocratique du Congo

Street Address:
6729, l' OUA Ngaliema BP 7248,, Congo

Mailing Address:

+243 99 60 41 000

41 22 739 7279

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 17:00

Public Holidays:
01 January 2020, Premier jour de l'An
10 April 2020, Vendredi Saint
13 April 2020, Lundi de Paques
01 May 2020, Fete du Travail
25 May 2020, Eid Al-Fitr
31 July 2020, Eid Al-Adha
14 August 2020, Fete Nationale/Assomption
02 November 2020, Toussaint
27 November 2020, Fete de la Republique/10e jour
25 December 2020, Noel

01 January 2020, Nouvel An 04 Janvier 2020, Martyrs de l¿indépendance 10 April 2020, Vendredi Saint 01 May 2020, Fête du Travail 24 May 2020, Eid Al-Fitr 30 June 2020, Anniversaire de l¿indépendance 30 July 2020, Eid Al-Adha 01 August 2020, Fête des parents 01 November 2020, Toussaint 25 December 2020, Noel