BLOG – Alphonsine’s story is only one amongst hundreds of tales of children whose childhood has been stolen and abused by armed groups in eastern DRC, but who has, with the support of UNICEF, been able to move on.
YOUNG REPORTER – During her visit to a Transit and Orientation Centre in Goma, the US Ambassador to the United Nations agreed to be interview by the Young Reporters.
TESTIMONY – François*, 17, has just returned from the war zones in Kasai. He was one of the 500 registered cases of children used as combatants in the ongoing fighting which started in Dibaya, one of the Province’s territories.
GUEST BLOGGER – For years in Tanganyika, an intercommunity conflict divides pygmees and bantus. The women and children are the first victims of the clashes. Even more: hundreds of children find themselves on the front lines of the self-defense groups.
PHOTO REPORT – More than 20,000 child soldiers 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 child soldiers.
NEWS – Health, nutrition, water, education, emergencies, … Everything you need to know about the children and UNICEF DRC in 2016.
GUEST BLOGER – More than 20,000 child soldiers have been freed from the armed forces and groups in DRC. Obedi ex child soldier gives us his testimony.
PRESS RELEASE – On 10th anniversary of Paris Commitments leaders renew the call to end use of children in conflict. At least 65,000 children have been released from armed forces …
Former child soldier, Aimé tells us his story. Today, he is an adult reintegrated into society, and has rebuilt his life, overcome challenges, and sees the future in a new light. This is a moving interview, which reminds us of the urgent need to act so that no child ends up enrolled in the forces or armed groups. It also underlines the importance of investing in reintegration. “I don’t like to talk about my story, because it’s tragic. I lost my father because of it. But I hope than an important message will get through.” Let his words speak.
YOUNG REPORTER – At 12 years of age, having lost both parents, Trésor* joined the FRPI, an active armed group in the north-east of the DRC. Very sad, he talks to me about his memories of a life as a child soldier and what he has become today. The moving story of Trésor, 17 years old, resembles that of hundreds of former child soldiers.