Seven out of ten children do not go to school, or have abandoned it because their parents cannot afford to pay the fees. In Mbandaka, a town in the Equateur Province, the community is mobilizing to make sure that every child goes to school.
In Mbandaka, a city in the Equator Province, social assistance is put in place to accompany minors faced with the judicial system.
PROTECTION – “For the first three months, I had to take my daughter to the hospital every day, the cost of transport alone cost 2000 francs ($1.5) every day. It’s a lot of money for someone like me who doesn’t have an income”
PROTECTION – In Mbandaka, 20 families has been selected to accommodate unaccompanied or separated children. The Pongo Zambe family recently fostered 16 year old David.
Encouraging the women to attend their first prenatal consultation during their first trimester of pregnancyHealth Photo story 21 February 2018
PHOTO STORY – The Rubare health centre has been encouraging couples to attend prenatal consultations together. This is important for improving joint monitoring and care for the development of the pregnancy.
654,000 people have fled the inter-ethnic violence that ravaged this province of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since July 2016. 48,000 have settled in several camps around Kalemie.
1070 families had to flee their villages, most leaving all their belongings behind. In response, on May 26, the Italian NGO AVSI, one of UNICEF’s partners in Tanganyika province, organized an NFI fair (Non Food Items) and invited the 731 most vulnerable families to participate.
UNICEF DRC wished to give Congolese children and adolescents, the future adults of tomorrow, the chance to use their voices. Through a series of portraits, they convey their aspirations, their projects and especially their dreams to you for the future. Discover the #Generation2030!
I started making porridge with local foods with my second child. At first, I gave Cerelac. I paid a box 4000 francs (about 2.5US $) which lasted me 1 week. Now, with only 3000 francs, I can prepare porridge for 2 to 3 weeks!
Hélène, School Brigades Leader of a Healthy School: “As leader of the school brigades, I ask the other students who are brigade members to pick up any paper lying around on the ground and to clean the toilets.