Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kalemie refugees

More than 200,000 internally displaced people live in 17 provisional refugee camps around the city of Kalemie, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 

70 to 80 percent of the population in the Kalunga refugee camp is said to be carriers of the Malaria bacteria. 

"Our children and old people are dying," said Kisompo Selemani [In photo: 2nd from left]. The chief of the Twa people has been living with his wife and four children in Kilunga since November. The family had to leave their village when it came under attack by another Twa faction. "The government has to do something so that we can return to our villages," said the 64-year-old.

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