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DR Congo refugees in Uganda 'rise to 70,000' - Red Cross

Almost 70,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have fled the fighting there and escaped into Uganda, the Red Cross has said.

Refugees began crossing over on Thursday, after a group of Ugandan rebels attacked a border town.

The huge number of people fleeing arrived so quickly that government and aid workers struggled to provide sufficient food and shelter.

Catherine Byaruhanga reports from a new refugee camp, Bundibudgyo in Uganda.

  • 15 Jul 2013
  • From the section Africa
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