By the end of 2018, UNHCR expects that Zambia could host up to 76,000 people fleeing persistent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

At the end of February, Zambia hosted more than 72,151 people, including 44,283 refugees of whom 92 per cent are Congolese.

UNHCR in Zambia supports the government’s efforts to provide protection and assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers. These include safe and fair access to territory, asylum procedures and rights, inclusion in national services, self-reliance and opportunities to earn a living, and long-term measures such as integration into the host country and possible resettlement in third countries.

(Updated March 2018)

For information about our work in Zambia:

  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Contact Information

For information about our operation in Zambia, please contact us through our Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.