JOHANNESBURG, 29 January (IRIN)
- Zambia has received an influx of Congolese refugees fleeing fighting
over the past three months in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC), the UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, told IRIN on Thursday.
UNHCR spokeswoman Melita Sunjic said
"in November we had 621 cases, and after that we've had an average
of 500 per month" arriving in Zambia from the DRC.
"Apparently these people are from
the villages of Kalemie, Moba, Pweto, Kizabi, Nsomboshi, Kapulo and Mwamge",