2013-07-17 15:13:27

Humanitarian groups warn of crisis in Uganda after sudden rise in refugees from fighting

In Western Uganda, a sudden rise in refugees is prompting aid groups to warn of a humanitarian crisis. An armed attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week prompted refugees to cross into Uganda, where nearly 70,000 people are in need of assistance along the border. Many have had to sleep in school grounds in the open and, according to the Red Cross, an estimated 2,000 refugees are pregnant women. UN Radio’s Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports.


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