Congolese Refugees Cross Lake Albert Seeking Safety In Uganda

SEBAGORO, UGANDA - APRIL 04: Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo prepare to board a bus to the Kagoma reception centre at the UNHCR landing site for refugee arrivals on April 4, 2018 in Sebagoro, Uganda. The perilous journey across Lake Albert from DRC to Uganda can take up to two days and has seen a number of Congolese die during the crossing. According to the UNHCR almost 70,000 people have arrived in Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo since the beginning of 2018 as they escape violence in the Ituri province. The majority of refugees are arriving by boat across Lake Albert, which lies between the two countries. With refugee settlements in Uganda almost at maximum capacity there are plans for new settlements to be built to deal with the continuing influx of people. A cholera outbreak in the settlements has left at least 42 dead and many hundreds severely affected. The World Food Programme anticipates providing food and nutrition for up to 1.6 million refugees this year. Fighting in DRC between the Hema and Lendu communities has seen villages being burnt and dozens killed in the fresh outbreak of violence. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
SEBAGORO, UGANDA - APRIL 04: Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo prepare to board a bus to the Kagoma reception centre at the UNHCR landing site for refugee arrivals on April 4, 2018 in Sebagoro, Uganda. The perilous journey across Lake Albert from DRC to Uganda can take up to two days and has seen a number of Congolese die during the crossing. According to the UNHCR almost 70,000 people have arrived in Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo since the beginning of 2018 as they escape violence in the Ituri province. The majority of refugees are arriving by boat across Lake Albert, which lies between the two countries. With refugee settlements in Uganda almost at maximum capacity there are plans for new settlements to be built to deal with the continuing influx of people. A cholera outbreak in the settlements has left at least 42 dead and many hundreds severely affected. The World Food Programme anticipates providing food and nutrition for up to 1.6 million refugees this year. Fighting in DRC between the Hema and Lendu communities has seen villages being burnt and dozens killed in the fresh outbreak of violence. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Congolese Refugees Cross Lake Albert Seeking Safety In Uganda
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