PHOTO REPORT – More than 20,000 children have been freed from armed forces and groups in the DRC over the last 10 years. Discover the story, doubt and certainties of former Kasai children used in armed conflicts.
A centre helping children to rebuild their lives
Since April 2017, the support centre for children in difficult situations, part of the National Catholic Children’s Bureau (BNCE), a UNICEF partner organisation, has taken in 90 children in Kananga.
“ The centre’s aims are to help the children to transition from military life to civil life, to eradicate the feeling of power which weapons and magico-religious practices have instilled in them, to aid their reintegration into study or work and, ultimately, to support a conflict-free return to their families ”
Children used in armed conflicts : unique photos
Find out our unique photo report from photographer Gwenn Dubouthoumieu
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Thanks to Sweden (SIDA), the USA (USAID), Canada (CIDA), Japan (JICA), the Netherlands, Belgium as well as UNICEF France, Amade Mondiale, UNICEF Germany and previously CERF for their support to programmes assisting children released from armed groups and forces.
Gwenn Dubourthoumieu s’est intéressé à la photographie alors qu’il travaillait en Afrique pour des ONG humanitaires. Professionnel depuis avril 2010, son travail est régulièrement récompensé. Il travaille régulièrement pour UNICEF RDC en tant que consultant photographique.
Gwenn Dubourthoumieu became interested in photography while working in Africa for humanitarian NGOs. Professional since 2010, his work is regularly rewarded. He's a photography consultant for UNICEF DRC.
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