North-Kivu: villages are emptying of their populations

North-Kivu: villages are emptying of their populations

Several villages in the Jomba group, territory of Rutshuru in North-Kivu in Eastern DRC are being quitted their inhabitants following the renewal of fighting since last Thursday, between the FARDC and the M23. Local sources indicate that the population is fleeing mainly to Uganda and centers deemed more secure. INFO SOS Médias Burundi

Local authorities point out that several families from Ntamugenga and Tarika continue to arrive in Rubare, a large town near Rutshuru-center.

The inhabitants of the localities of Kibanda and Rangira flock to the capital of the territory of Rutshuru.

Those from Tchengerero and Kabindi took refuge in Bunagana and many even crossed the border to Uganda.

The same is true of the inhabitants of Bunagana who also empty this border city to find refuge in Uganda.

People who have fled to Uganda are taken to Nakivale camp, far from the border.

The FARDC (Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo) continue to accuse the M23 of perpetrating hostilities in order to prevent traffic on the main road used to supply regular army elements in the region while the rebels speak of FARDC attacks on their positions, pushing them to defend themselves.

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