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Total Population of Concern JSON 
11,123,243
Last updated 31 Jan 2024
Source - UNHCR, Government, IOM 
Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Others of Concern JSON 
1,016,356
Last updated 31 Jan 2024
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 Jan 2024   5.5% 55,679
Botswana UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   0.1% 942
Comoros UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   0.0% 12
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   51.8% 526,508
Eswatini UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   0.3% 3,004
Lesotho UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   0.1% 698
Madagascar UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   0.1% 1,021
Malawi UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   5.2% 52,910
Mauritius UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   0.0% 32
Mozambique UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   2.5% 24,930
Namibia UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   0.7% 7,223
Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   7.8% 79,779
South Africa UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   14.2% 144,512
Zambia UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   9.4% 95,518
Zimbabwe UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2023   2.3% 23,588

IDPs in Southern African region JSON 
8,054,233
Last updated 31 Dec 2023
Source - IOM, UNHCR, Government 
IDP JSON 
Breakdown by Country
Location name Source Data date Population
Democratic Republic of the Congo IOM, UNHCR, Government 30 Nov 2023   80.2% 6,461,153
Malawi IOM 31 Dec 2023   8.2% 659,278
Mozambique IOM 31 Dec 2023   11.1% 892,267
Zimbabwe IOM 31 Dec 2023   0.5% 41,535

Returnees JSON 
1,807
Last updated 31 Dec 2023
Source - UNHCR, Government 
IDP Returnees JSON 
2,050,847
Last updated 31 Dec 2023
Source - IOM 
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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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    UNHCR concerned by conflict’s toll on hundreds of thousands displaced in eastern DR Congo – 10 March 2023
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is greatly alarmed as violent clashes between non-state armed groups and government forces drive hundreds of thousands to flee their homes in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In February alone, nearly 300,000 people fled across Rutshuru and Masisi territories in North Kivu Province.
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    As Lidia Ajuwa, 30, walks down the hill into Kibarizo, a remote village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu province, she is greeted with smiles as she passes rows of small, grass-thatched houses. Hers is a familiar and friendly face in a region that for years has grappled with insecurity.
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