18 September 2014 | Melanie Wissing
IDMC and Refugees International share concerns and recommendations at the UPR outcome of DRC
There are currently 2.6 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The government was considered in April 2014 for the second time at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and received observations and recommendations from other States, including on IDPs.
Our Analyst, Melanie Kesmaecker-Wissing, spoke at the UN Human Rights Council, on behalf of IDMC and Refugees International, reacting to the UPR outcome. The joint statement highlighted the scale of internal displacement and the dire situation of IDPs. IDMC and Refugees International welcomed the start of the ratification process of the Kampala Convention by DRC and encouraged the government to fulfil its responsibility in preventing displacement, responding to the needs of IDPs and ensuring adequate living conditions for IDPs.
More information on the DRC
For more information on the number and the situation of IDPs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, read our figure analysis