Thousands Flee Fighting in Eastern Congo


Thousands are being forced to flee to neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda as fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo intensifies.

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  • Congo-Kinshasa:  North Kivu in Turmoil Again

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 16 May 2012

    In the last few weeks fighting between government troops and "mutineers" has ended three years of relative peace in North Kivu Province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), ... read more »

  • Uganda:  3,000 Refugees Taken to Kamwenge

    The Observer, 11 May 2012

    More than 3,000 Congolese fleeing eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were recently taken to the disputed Rwamwanja refugee settlement camp in Kamwenge district. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Refugees Fleeing Conflict Overwhelm Uganda

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 16 April 2012

    Ugandan officials say they are struggling to cope with a continuing influx of civilians fleeing violence in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). read more »

  • Central Africa:  Lord's Resistance Army Escalates Attacks

    UN News Service, 30 March 2012

    The United Nations refugee agency today spoke out about an increase in the number of attacks in recent weeks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa, leading to the ... read more »

  • Uganda:  200 Congolese Refugees Enter

    New Vision, 27 March 2012

    About 200 Congolese nationals have fled their country into Uganda following new clashes between government forces and suspected rebels of the Rwanda Interahamwe who have been ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Congolese Refugee Influx Worries Govt

    The Observer, 14 March 2012

    Post-election violence in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has sparked an influx of refugees into Uganda. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Uganda Receives Congolese Fleeing Insecurity, Suffering in North Kivu

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 9 March 2012

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 9 March 2012, at the Palais des Nations ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Congolese Immigrants Flood Country

    New Vision, 7 March 2012

    Congolese refugees are flocking Uganda in hundreds to escape clashes in the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo, the minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UN Concerned Over Fresh LRA Attacks

    UN News Service, 6 March 2012

    The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern over the recent displacement of several thousand people as a result of fresh attacks by the notorious Ugandan rebel Lord's ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  New Refugee Influx Hits Uganda

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 27 February 2012

    An influx of refugees fleeing a mix of increased post-election related violence and continued militia activity in parts of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is stretching ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  More Than 3,000 Flee Insecurity, Suffering in North Kivu

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 9 March 2012

    More than 3,000 Congolese civilians have fled into Uganda from Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu province to escape fresh fighting since the beginning of this year. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UNHCR Concerned At Displacement Caused By LRA Attacks

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 6 March 2012

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Fatoumata Lejeune-Kaba - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 6 March 2012, at the Palais des ... read more »

Fleeing from conflict (file photo).

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