DR Congo Clashes Displaces Over 3.8 Million With Record Highs Seeking Asylum In Zambia

The number of people displaced by the ethnic clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo has hit an all-time high with UN estimating the number to be way above 3.8 million people. The number has nearly doubled in the past six months with the majority of the refugees coming from the volatile region of Kasai in a violence stance that has the claimed the lives of at least 3,000 people.

In Kasai, violence erupted last September after the death of a tribal chieftain, known as the Kamwina Nsapu, who rebelled against the authority of President Joseph Kabila’s government in Kinshasa and its local representatives.

On Wednesday Zambia reported having received over 500 refugees in one day the largest group to have sought entry at one.

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