Congo refugees flee to Zambia, accuse army of killings
Thursday November 9 2017
A family of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo sit by their makeshift hut at the Kenani refugee transit camp in Nchelenge, northern Zambia on October 30, 2017 during a visit by Zambian President Edward Lungu. AFP PHOTO | OBERT SIMWANZA
About 6,000 Congolese residents have fled across the border since late August.
DR Congo's huge eastern region has long been wracked by violence, but fighting between government soldiers and militia groups, as well as inter-ethnic clashes, has increased this year.
Many refugees said that they feel safer in Zambia but that food rations were scarce and children were not getting enough to eat.