A Congolese refugee child eats a warm meal at the Nyakabande refugees transit camp in Kisoro district, 491 km (305 miles) west of Ugandan capital Kampala November 9, 2013. REUTERS/James Akena
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A cholera outbreak in overcrowded refugee camps in Uganda has killed about 40 people and infected more than 2,000 as health workers rush to stem the spread, aid agencies said Thursday.Nearly 70,000 people from the Democratic Republic of Congo have fled to Uganda this year due to a surge in ethnic violence, and many have been infected with cholera, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said.Congo is also dealing with its worst cholera outbreak in decades, which killed more than 1,000 people last year.
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