DRC: more than 3,000 new Central African refugees reported in the locality of Limasa in North Ubangi

A new influx of Central African refugees is observed in the province of Nord-Ubangi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

To date, at least 3,018 nationals of the Central African Republic have decided to cross the Ubangi River to take refuge in Limasa, a riverside locality located about 65 km from Yakoma center or 265 km from the city of Gbadolite, capital of the North Ubangi province.

This information was provided by the Yakoma Territory Administrator, Edmond Lokame, the
Saturday January 15, 2022.

According to witnesses, these refugees would be victims of harassment and looting during the latest abuses attributed to the rebel group Seleka.

According to the Administrator of the Yakoma territory, the advanced figure of 3,018 refugees was reported by the General Directorate of Migration (DGM).

“The living conditions of these Central Africans leave much to be desired. They spend the night under the stars, we fear the food insecurity that could arise in this locality,” he lamented.

It should be noted that the first waves of crossings of Central African refugees were reported by the Head of the Limasa group on January 10, 2021.

AGNÈS KAYEMBE

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