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CE Complex Emergency
Uganda, Bunagana Point of Entry
Uganda Red Cross and IFRC
From 28th to 29th March 2022 there was an important influx of refugees from Republic Democratic of Congo to Uganda through Kisoro after Rebel group M23 attacked areas of Cyanzu, Runyoni and Kinyandoni, about 4km from Bunagana (Uganda border with Congo). The fighting started in the wee hours of the night around 3am according to security officials, and approximately 4500 to 6000 Congolese majority being women and children crossed to Uganda same day when early April UNHCR counted 10,000 people who fled between the 28 and 29th march and 36,000 internally displaced people in DRC. Initially blocked on Bunagana for security reason by the authorities, the DRC refugees mainly coming from Kitsoro boarders were later allowed to cross and as of 06th April 2022, many are camped at the holding and transit centres. umber of arrivals are increasing and the MAM rainy season will worsening the situation.
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