Uganda: Several unaccompanied children among refugees fleeing DRC rebels

Ugandan authorities say about 32 unaccompanied minors fleeing fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo remain after 67 others were reunited with their families.

At least 32 children traveling alone from DRC aged between 3 and 12 have been taken into the care of Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS).

The children crossed into Uganda alongside thousands of people fleeing clashes between government troops and rebels.
"We registered 99 unaccompanied minors, of which 67 have successfully been re-united with their parents by the Red Cross.
"But even those reunited with their parents are in the camp and we are assisting them," URCS spokesperson, Catherine Ntabadde said.
The children are among 15,447 Congolese refugees currently registered at Bubukwanga refugee transit camp in Bundibugyo district, 400kms from the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
Seventy Red Cross volunteers have been deployed to support the operation.
The volunteers are also taking part in a hygiene sensitisation programme.
Ntabadde said refugees started receiving essential household items including blankets, cups, plates, sleeping mats and soap from Sunday, while the construction of water and sanitation facilities is nearing completion.
By early last week, the total number of refugees who had fled to Uganda had hit the 60,000 mark.
Since then, most of them have been relocated to various refugee camps in Uganda. 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


Minori Stranieri Non Accompagnati © 2015 - Designed by, Plugins By