DR Congo

DR Congo


The European Return and Reintegration Network is an initiative of 16 European states that helps to ensure that people on the move can return home in a dignified and humane manner. ERRIN is working with local organisations on the ground in 40 countries, offering comprehensive assistance for returning migrants. Following the initial aid provided right upon arrival, the reintegration support may involve support for housing, medical treatment, vocational training and educational needs, or setting up a business.

In DR Congo, we work with the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) and the European Reintegration Support Organisations (ERSO) through Caritas.

About the the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) — Voluntary return only

The OFII Regional Office in Mali is responsible for reintegration in DR Congo, supported by its local partners, RDCED and SODEICO. OFII is a French public agency. Part of their work is to assist voluntary returnees. OFII has regional offices covering a wide range of countries, these offices – together with their local partners – take care of persons after their return.

About ERSO – Caritas Développement Kinshasa

The reintegration assistance on the ground is provided by Caritas Développement Kinshasa through Caritas International Belgium (CIB) and the ERSO Network. CIB is a NGO active in reintegration support since 2007. CIB works in close cooperation with partners in Europe, and large parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Caritas International is member of ERSO (European Reintegration Support Organisations). ERSO is a network of non-governmental organisations involved in return counselling and reintegration support. The objective of ERSO is to exchange information, collect expertise and develop best practices in the field of return and reintegration.

Considering going back to DR Congo supported by ERRIN?

Ask your social worker or counsellor for details. If you have already returned to DR Congo, contact one of our local partners.


The French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) – RDCED
Avenue Mangengenge, 12 – Quartier Immo-Congo
Commune de Kalamu
Kinshasa, Congo (RDC)

00 243 84 136 18 39
soary.andrianarisoa@rdced.org ;

Caritas Développement Kinshasa
13ème Rue Limete N°79
Quartier Industriel
Commune de Limete
Kinshasa, DRC

00 243 816 614 944
matkikprince.caritas@gmail.com ;

You have a year after your arrival to benefit from the programme. What you might ask for:

When you arrive
Airport pick-up or reception at place of arrival
In-country onward travel assistance
Other basic essentials
Referrals for urgent medical care
Temporary accommodation (max 10 days)
Reintegration assistance
Bespoke assistance for vulnerable people
Business start-up assistance
Job placement assistance
Longer-term housing support
Schooling and language training
Social, legal and medical support
Technical and vocational training