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new research by Save the Children
10% of children arriving in Uganda say they were raped as they fled DR Congo's brutal conflict.
The assessment — which interviewed 132 refugee children aged 10-17 about their protection and education needs — also found that hunger was the biggest issue facing children on their journey fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), affecting 81%. Sickness affected more than 1 in 2 children (53%) along the way, and a quarter of children interviewed said they were assaulted by armed groups as they fled (27%). Read the full research.