Obstacles to refugees return in eastern DRC

Nicholas Long/IRIN

Congolese refugees at a camp in Nyakabande, southern Uganda

Obstacles to refugees return in eastern DRC


NYAKABANDE (UGANDA), 18 November 2013 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of refugees and displaced people are starting to return to their homes in the two territories of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) previously occupied by the M23 rebels.

But for many more Congolese uprooted by conflict a homecoming is still a distant prospect.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on 6 November a “progressive return or a wish to return” among internally displaced pers...


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