Congo crisis

A HUMANITARIAN crisis may be looming in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN agency has warned.

Tens of thousands of illegal diamond mine workers have been thrown out of neighbouring Angola in the latest wave of expulsions of foreign workers.

They are arriving in a part of DR Congo with scarce food supplies and few aid provisions, says the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Some 40,000 people have arrived in the provinces of Bandundu and Western Kasai in DR Congo since 2 April, says OCHA.

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