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Congo's refugees reach Zambia accuse DRC of killing civilians




(MENAFN) Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government had killed civilians prompting the latest influx of refugees into northern Zambia.

As Zambia fears humanitarian crisis after more than 6,000 refugees fleeing turmoil in the DRC entered its territory in one month.

Pierrine Aylara, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) chief representative in Zambia, said: "It is the government of the DRC that is said to be persecuting its own people by killing, maiming and torching houses, as well as committing rape and looting food stored in granaries."

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Congo's refugees reach Zambia accuse DRC of killing civilians

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