'1.4m people have fled violence in Congo'

The crisis has been dubbed as one of the worst in the East African country since the Congo Wars.

Members of an observation mission of the of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) are seen near Goma. Picture: United Nations Photo.

CAPE TOWN - Medical humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says 1.4 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region have fled their homes.

The ongoing crisis in the country’s Kasai region has also resulted in 30,000 people fleeing their homes in pursuit of refuge in Angola.

The crisis has been dubbed as one of the worst in the East African country since the Congo Wars.

MSF International president Dr Joanne Liu said: “People have sought refuge in the bush for weeks. There were many who were injured and had gunshot wounds.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)