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Over 11,000 South Sudan refugees have entered DR Congo in April: NGO

KINSHASA, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Over 11,120 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Dungu-Doruma locality in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) since the start of April, a humanitarian organization said Tuesday.

Communications officer for Caritas Catholic organization in DR Congo, Guy-Marin Kamandji, said a report from its offices in northeast DR Congo had revealed increased arrival of refugees from South Sudan.

Kamandji said half of the refugees were living with "host families".

He said the refugees needed food, essential household items, access to drinking water and sanitation, as well as protection from rebel groups such as the Lord's Resistance Army.

Dungu-Doruma diocese of the Catholic church is situated near DR Congo's border with South Sudan.

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