Fleeing DR Congo, thousands of Congolese refugees stream into Uganda

In eastern DR Congo, fighting between the M23 rebel group and the Congolese army has already forced 400,000 people to flee. Since March, more than 100,000 civilians have found refuge in Uganda. Hundreds of families arrive every week in the country, which is already home to 1.5 million refugees. Ugandan camps are saturated; the government and the UN overwhelmed. Their only solution is to send the newcomers to a large settlement located 300 kilometres from the border. Thousands of Congolese are trying to start a new life there, but conditions are precarious. Our regional correspondent Clément Di Roma reports.

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