Lusaka — Zambia fears a looming humanitarian crisis after more than 6,000 refugees fleeing turmoil in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) entered its territory in one month, the presidency said on Friday. Thousands of people have been killed and more than 1-million forced to flee their homes in the DRC’s eastern Kasai region since the start of an insurrection nearly a year ago by the Kamuina Nsapu militia, which is demanding the withdrawal of military forces from the area. Zambia currently hosts some 59,195 refugees and other asylum seekers, mostly from Angola, the DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia and Uganda, the UN refugee agency said. Zambian President Edgar Lungu has raised the matter with President Jacob Zumba and will also discuss it with Angola’s new president, Lungu’s spokesperson Amos Chanda told Reuters, saying "Zambia is concerned that the refugee situation could escalate and lead to a serious humanitarian crisis." "In the last week 500 people have been entering e...

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