Refugees Flee to Uganda After Fresh Fighting in Congo

Author:
UNHCR
Publisher:
UNHCR
Publication Date:
13 February 2018
Tags:
Congo-Brazzaville, Uganda

Thousands of Congolese refugees are fleeing fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by crossing Lake Albert in fishing boats or canoes to neighbouring Uganda. UNHCR teams are supporting the efforts of the authorities to receive the new arrivals. The agency said recently it was gravely concerned about escalating violence in Ituri province of north-eastern DRC, which has created some of the new displacement.


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Refugees Flood into Uganda After Fresh Fighting in DRC

Thousands of refugees are fleeing fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by crossing Lake Albert in fishing boats or canoes to neighbouring Uganda. Read more »

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