Children have been killed, maimed and used in combat and at least 850,000 displaced. Children cannot access health services due to the fighting and thousands have been denied education because their schools were destroyed, looted or robbed of teachers.
PHOTO REPORT – In one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s poorest regions, the future of an entire generation of children is at risk. Find out more from photographer Gwenn Dubouthoumieu.
PRESS RELEASE – More than 1 million people have been forced from their homes by waves of violent conflict in the Greater Kasai region – making the region one of the largest displacement crises in the world for children.
BLOG – At first sight, it is on peaceful roads that we drive towards Miabi, located at 35 kilometers of Mbuji Mayi, the capital of the province of Eastern Kasai.Once arrived in Miabi, this impression of peace quickly proves misleading.
PHOTO REPORT – About 20 people, mostly children, lay under the tent, everyone in their own bed and apparently exhausted. At their bedside, men and women in white blouses wearing personal protective equipment are busy taking care of the patients. There is an emergency. It is a cholera outbreak.
EMERGENCIES – The Minister of Health declared the end of the Ebola epidemic in DRC. Find all the latest information.
EMERGENCIES – UNICEF and WFP, in partnership with non-governmental organisations, completed a cash transfer operation that addresses the priority needs of 92,000 vulnerable persons affected by the armed conflicts in Eastern DRC.
SITUATION REPORT – Latest updates about the crisis in the Kasai region. Find the highlights and situation overview and the latest key figures.
BLOG – My phone rings. It’s 10:30 pm. When I see it’s UNICEF Representative ai in the DRC, I know there’s a disaster. Indeed: there’s Ebola in Likati.
EMERGENCIES – Find all the latest information about the Ebola crisis in the DRC and the response of the Government, UNICEF and their partners to control the outbreak.