Bomb Shelling reported in DRC, more people cross to Uganda

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KISORO– A Bomb shelling has been reported between following an exchange of fire between FARDC and M23 rebels in areas of Kyanzu in Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to Haji Shafiq Ssekandi Sengooba, the Kisoro Resident district commissioner, a bomb shelling that lasted for only 2 hours and stopped was reported in the areas of Kyanzu in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ssekandi told journalists that refugees at Bunagana border post are still hesitating to go back to their Country despite the fact that M23 rebels allowed them and that only a few were seen crossing back on Wednesday.

He noted that a total of 118 refugees were received at Nyakabande Transit Center and that 345 that had left the Camp and went back to DRC also returned bringing a total to 463 arrivals. He said that a Cumulative number of refugees manually registered from 28th March 2022 is 33,051 individuals from 1,7023 Households.

He revealed that the current total population at Nyakabande holding area and Transit center is 9,286 individuals.

He noted that on Wednesday, a convoy of 683 individuals from 384 Households were relocated from Nyakabande transit center to Nakivale Refugee settlement on convoy 17 with police from Nakivale. 

He said that since the 28th March 2022, cumulative numbers of 7924 individuals from 4079 households have been relocated to the different refugee settlements.