UN agencies are preparing to airlift tents and an emergency response team to help thousands of Angolans expelled from the Congo (DRC) as each country continues to drive out its neighbor's nationals. According to the Angolan Ministry of Social Affairs and Reintegration, the number of Angolans expelled from DRC has risen to 60,000, including an undetermined but perhaps significant numbers of refugees, double the previous estimate, OCHA said. The number of Congolese expelled from Angola has subsided in Kasai and Bandundu provinces, but remains high in Bas-Congo, growing from 2,000 in July to 18,000 in September. The daily rate of Congolese has decreased from 500 to 150, the vast majority of them irregular migrants. (UN News Service)

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