Daily Nation: South Sudan refugees fleeing to DR Congo

Thousands of people fleeing violence in South Sudan have crossed the border into northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said on Wednesday.

“According to village chiefs, 5,000 refugees have arrived in several border villages near the town of Ingbokolo, in Ituri province,” a spokesman for the UN’s peacekeeping mission MONUSCO said.

“The areas are hard to reach — roads and bridges are damaged and in a poor state. The HCR [UN High Commissioner for Refugees] has sent additional personnel to Ituri to register the refugees and help in their possible transfer,” the spokesman said.

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