26 Congolese refugees die of diarrhoea in Uganda

552 diarrhoea cases identified as refugees continue to flee inter-ethnic violence in DRC’s Ituri province. Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died from acute diarrhoea in Uganda, where 552 cases have been identified, the UN’s refugee agency said. Aid organisations are “stepping up the efforts” to prevent the contagious disease from spreading as refugees fleeing inter-ethnic violence in…

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Cholera outbreak hits Refugee camps, 8 dead, over 320 hospitalised

An outbreak of cholera in Hoima district has left 8 people dead and more than 320 others infected hospitalised. The reported areas are Rwenyawawa village in Kyangwali sub-county and Sebigoro landing site in Kabwoya sub-county. These two are occupied by immigrants from Democratic republic of Congo over political and tribal insurgences. Over 43,000 Congolese refugees are anticipated to have entered…

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