5:43 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Congolese refugee community to grow in Iowa

Nkingi Boaz (on left) sings with a choir at the 9th Annual Gatumba Massacre Memorial in Des Moines.
Durrie Bouscaren Iowa Public Radio

Human rights groups are expecting thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to soon be resettled in the United States. Years of war and ethnically-motivated violence have led to a humanitarian crisis, forcing hundreds of thousands to leave their homes.

Iowa Public Radio’s Durrie Bouscaren checks in with a group of Congolese that arrived in Iowa years ago.

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