DR Congo registers 7,000 refugees arriving from South Sudan

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and 2.2 million forced to flee their homes in South Sudan's conflictSome 7,000 refugees arriving from war-torn South Sudan were registered in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, a local official said. “Seven thousand people have crossed the South Sudanese border at Dungu towards the Democratic Republic of Congo,” Ismael Arama Ziama, senior official in Haut-Uele province, told AFP, adding that they had been registered in the northeastern border region. The town of Dungu in Haut-Uele province lies some 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the South Sudanese frontier.

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