Democratic Republic of the Congo—300,000 Displaced As Inter-Ethnic Fighting Expands In Northeast

Un High Commission For Refugees | 06/18/2019

More than 300,000 people have been displaced due to renewed violence in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reports the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. Inter-ethnic violence between the mostly pastoral Hema and agricultural Lendu groups has escalated since the beginning of the month, the U.N. body said on Tuesday.  Displacements are concentrated in three of the Ituri province's five administrative divisions: Djugu, Mahagi and Irumu. Reports from Djugu suggest...

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