EMERGENCIES – Children are the first victims of the inter-ethnic conflicts in the Provinces of Tanganyika. Freddy still does not know what happened to his parents and his little brother.
TESTIMONY – It is in tears that Françoise had detailed the circumstances in which she left Katibili to join Katanika 2 without her husband and three children.
TESTIMONY – When she was 17, Judith fell pregnant and was forced to give up her studies. Many girls in Kinshasa have had the same experience as Judith
TESTIMONY – In December 2015, Lisa two girlfriends were abducted by a group of militiamen. They walked for about 6 hours in the bush and had to learn how to use guns and kill people.
TESTIMONY – Rachel was only 11 years old. She had been abducted by an armed group while returning from the field with her parents and a young militiaman took her as wife.
BLOG – I meet the children while they attend a mathematics class. I feel they are doing surprisingly well. When they tell me about their future plans it becomes fascinating.
BLOG – “These boys have participated in looting and killings, what they did in the militia can hinder their reintegration into society, and in fact many families refuse to take back their children”
BLOG – “Today I take my three children to see the nurse at the health center every month even when they are not sick. I know their weight and they are all healthy thanks to the advice I receive at every meeting.”
VACCINATION – There are many groups in the Haut-Lomani Province that are against to the idea of vaccinating children. UNICEF is working alongside local communities and the Congolese government in order to better inform the local population.
“When I took the training we were promised that we would get something very important to our life. And when my father wanted to know what that thing was I told him it was the birth certificate. “