Thousands have fled from DR Congo to Uganda due to violent clashes that started on 28th March 2022. To date, the conflict in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues. The situation remains unpredictable as there are reports of continued fighting near the border on the DRC side. Congolese nationals are still camped within Bunagana and surrounding areas on the Ugandan side of the border.
The new influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo is stretching Uganda’s resources to the breaking point.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, alongside the Government of Uganda and humanitarian partners, is assisting some refugees in the country’s southwest districts.