Thousands Flee DR Congo Amidst War

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THOUSANDS FLEE DR CONGO AMIDST WAR
Thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have fled from fresh fighting in their country to Kisoro district in western Uganda.
Dan Ndikumwani , the Kisoro Deputy Resident District Commissioner, has confirmed to our reporter that many refugees had crossed over to Uganda and many more were coming.
RDC Ndikumwani revealed that Ugandan forces on Sunday night 7th November 2021 were put on alert after fighting broke inside Bunagana area in North Kivu which is just 5 kilometers from the uganda border where 5 military barracks were over run by M23 rebels
Ndikumwani says that they have been allowed to enter into the country without documents as this is an emergency.
“As security we are doing our best to screen them as the district leadership are in preparations to transport the refugees to Nyakabande transit center in kisoro”- Ndikumwani added.
Refugees moving to Bunagana
Around midnight, heavy fighting started until when M23 forces were dislodged and pushed beyond their base in Rusthuru as 5 barracks were overrun.
Abel Bizimana the Kisoro LC5 boss says that hundreds are flocking bunagana from North kivu as renewed fighting that took place thus asking for government intervation.
” Today a river-like flow of refugees from North Kivu was seen at Bunagana, therefore we are asking the office of the Prime Minister for intervation”. Said Bizimana.

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