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Refugees & Asylum Seekers in the Southern African Region JSON 
1,012,369
Last updated 31 Jan 2021
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Refugees & Asylum Seekers JSON 
Age & Gender
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Refugees & Asylum Seekers JSON 
Arrival Trends
Refugees & Ayslum Seekers JSON 
Breakdown by Country
Location name Source Data date Population
Angola UNHCR, Government 31 Jan 2021
  5.4%
56,048
Botswana UNHCR 31 Jan 2021
  0.1%
917
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Jan 2021
  48.0%
500,117
Eswatini UNHCR 31 Jan 2021
  0.2%
1,765
Lesotho UNHCR 31 Jan 2021
  0.0%
467
Madagascar UNHCR 31 Jan 2021
  0.0%
311
Malawi UNHCR, Government 31 Jan 2021
  4.6%
48,315
Mauritius UNHCR 31 Jan 2021
  0.0%
22
Mozambique UNHCR, Government 31 Jan 2021
  2.6%
27,215
Namibia UNHCR 31 Jan 2021
  0.6%
5,854
Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Jan 2021
  3.9%
40,811
South Africa UNHCR 31 Jan 2021
  25.6%
266,694
Zambia UNHCR, Government 31 Jan 2021
  6.9%
71,328
Zimbabwe UNHCR, Government 31 Jan 2021
  2.0%
21,176

IDP in Southern African Region JSON 
5,998,131
Last updated 31 Jan 2021
Source - UNHCR, IOM, Government 
IDP JSON 
Breakdown by Country
Location name Source Data date Population
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, IOM, Government 31 Jan 2021
  86.7%
5,198,131
Mozambique UNHCR, IOM 31 Jan 2021
  8.8%
530,000
Zimbabwe 31 Jan 2021
  4.5%
270,000

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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

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      © UNHCR/Deiliany de Souza August 2020

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      © UNHCR/Deiliany Souza

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      © UNHCR/Juliana Ghazi

    • Violence in northern Mozambique is leading to the displacement of thousands of families in the Province of Cabo Delgado
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