60,000 Congolese Refugees Flee to Uganda
Posted by feww on July 14, 2013
Congolese Refugees fleeing rebel attacks to Uganda
Mass exodus of Congolese refugees from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing a rebel attack on the town of Kamango began on Thursday.
As of early Sunday, at least 60,000 refugees had crossed the border into western Uganda’s Bundibugyo district, an increase of 25,000 in 24 hours.
“We were woken in the darkness before dawn on Thursday by shooting, gunshots,” said a female refugee who crossed the border with her three children.
“I just grabbed my children and what I could carry, and we ran towards Uganda, we were frightened of being killed.”
“The town of Kamango in the northernmost part of North Kivu province was attacked and briefly occupied Thursday by a Ugandan-led rebel group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF),” AFP reported.
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