300 000 flee violence in northeast DR Congo: UN

2019-06-18 17:55
Abyssine Miniunga, internally displaced on an islet in the middle of the Congo River near Yumbi, poses near her shelter for a photograph. (AFP)

Abyssine Miniunga, internally displaced on an islet in the middle of the Congo River near Yumbi, poses near her shelter for a photograph. (AFP)

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More than 300 000 people have fled violence and inter-ethnic attacks in northeastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two weeks, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

"This latest flare-up has sent more than 300 000 people into displacement," Babar Baloch, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, told reporters in Geneva, voicing fear that "this escalation could engulf large parts of (Ituri) province".

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