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Thousands in DRC Flee Ethnic Violence, Sexual Abuse

The United Nations refugee agency says inter-ethnic violence and sexual abuse have sent more than 4,000 people from eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing to Uganda over the past three days. The latest exodus from the DRC has pushed the number of refugees that have fled to Uganda this year to 57,000.    UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch told VOA a large majority, 77 percent, are women and children. “Some of them are arriving in traumatized conditions. As soon...

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