From DR Congo to New York City – one war refugee’s UN-aided journey

13 November 2018

New York-based Lubunga Mwendanababo’s life has been very different from his work colleagues and friends.

Today, Lubunga is a US citizen, a recent graduate of Georgia State University, and manager of a furniture store in New York.

But, as a small child, he and his family were forced to flee a bloody conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and spent 14 years in a refugee camp in neighbouring Tanzania, along with over 14,000 others forced from their homes.

In this episode of our UN News podcast, UN and Africa, he talks to Conor Lennon about his extraordinary journey, and how the UN helped along the way.

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Conor Lennon, UN News
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