Latest updates about the humanitarian situation in the Kasai region. Find the humanitarian highlights and the latest key figures and actions taken by UNICEF and its partners.
BLOG – Have you ever let tears roll down your cheeks when listening to a child talk about themselves? As they ask you questions about the meaning of life and about your place in society? For me, that happened a few days ago, when I met Justine*.
PRESS RELEASE – UNICEF devotes particular attention to this crisis and has made the humanitarian response in this region a global priority for the organization.
YOUNG REPORTER – Goma, one of the most beautiful cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is situated at the edge of Lake Kivu. Nevertheless, the lack of water remains a problem for this city where the cholera epidemic is a reality.
EMERGENCIES – The crisis in the Kasaï is having a devastating effect on children. The clashes which have persisted over several months between the militias and security forces have led to the displacement of thousands of families.
WATER WEEK – Nearly 9000 cases of cholera, 145 of which were fatal, were recorded in the former province of Katanga during 2016.
NEWS – “We, children of Kasai, remind you: we are only children, and we deserve everything from you. Do not deprive us of our rights.”
PHOTO REPORT – Over 3000 people are already infected with cholera in Goma and its surrounds. The provincial government, with the support of UNICEF and other partners, is trying to break the cycle of this disease.
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.