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As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
Association Nationale des Gardiens de la Paix
National Headquarters: 111, rue Mbomo- Talangai, Brazzaville, Congo.
Tel: +242 06 941 7694/05 560 1807
Contact: Emmanuel Ongouala
Association Nationale des Gardiens de la Paix (ANGP) is a non-governmental agency in Brazzaville that offers humanitarian assistance for refugees and focuses on the promotion and the defence of human rights. Emmanuel Ongouala serves as the President of ANGP. ANGP provides services in health services, education, welfare and employment and deals with cases of corruption, security, and judicial inequalities. Refugees in the Congo are vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, corruption, and legal injustices and ANGP assists in securing the rights of refugees and advocates for the creation of a protective legal framework. According to the UNHCR’s 2010 Statistical Online Population Database refugees from Chad, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Ethiopia, Mauritania, and Rwanda, Angola and Sudan are residing in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
L’Observatoire Congolais des Droits de l’Homme
32 avenue des 3 martyrs, Immeuble Ntiétié 1er étage, Place de la station de bus de Jane Vialle Moungali, B.P.: 4021 Brazzaville
Tel: +242 55 13 450 or 56 15 718 or 55 31 185
POINTE NOIRE OFFICE
37 rue SOUMBA, BP 42-55, Pointe-Noire
Tel: +242 55 31 573
OCDH is a human rights NGO that organises its work into six programmes: programme for the promotion of human rights education, and a culture of peace and democracy; programme for the defense and promotion of human rights; legal assistance programme; medical assistance programme for victims of torture; programme for the special protection of vulnerable groups (including women, children, refugees and minorities).
OCDH’s work on refugees has included involvement in the repatriation of Rwandan refugees, surveying refugees on their feelings about repatriation and urging the government and UNHCR to provide reliable information on the current situation in Rwanda to refugees.