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Viewfinder: Congolese Refugees Cross Lake Albert Seeking Safety In Uganda

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Refugees from Tchomia in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrive on boat at the Nsonga landing site on April 9th, 2018, in Nsonga, Uganda. The perilous journey across Lake Albert from DRC to Uganda can take up to two days and has seen a number of Congolese die during the crossing. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, almost 70,000 people have arrived in Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo since the beginning of 2018 as they escape violence in the Ituri province. The majority of refugees are arriving by boat across Lake Albert, which lies between the two countries.

Refugees from Tchomia in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrive on boat at the Nsonga landing site on April 9th, 2018, in Nsonga, Uganda. The perilous journey across Lake Albert from DRC to Uganda can take up to two days and has seen a number of Congolese die during the crossing. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, almost 70,000 people have arrived in Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo since the beginning of 2018 as they escape violence in the Ituri province. The majority of refugees are arriving by boat across Lake Albert, which lies between the two countries.

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