Population Data Analysis Regional Bureau for Southern Africa, April 2022


As of the end of April 2022, Southern Africa hosts around 7.8 million persons of concern (PoCs) to UNHCR. This includes 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers, 6.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as others of concern and refugee returnees. The number increased from March 2022 by 1 per cent mainly due to the updated number of IDPs in Mozambique. The DRC represents 78 per cent of the regional data.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees