Uganda Braces For Refugee Influx From Dr Congo

More than 3,000 people have crossed into Uganda since the start of violence in Ituri Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the UN’s Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced within the Democratic Republic of Congo following fighting between the Hema and Lendu groups.

New arrivals in Uganda are being screened for Ebola as parts of Ituri have experienced an outbreak of the disease.

Preparations have already been put in place because of concerns that people infected with Ebola could cross into Uganda.

Between late 2017 and early 2018 tens of thousands of Congolese crossed into Uganda fleeing another spike in violence between the Hema and Lendu communities.

About 10% of cases in the Ebola outbreak in eastern Dr Congo have been in Ituri.

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