Reference : V-P-CD-E-00963
Date : 01/02/2009
Caption : Goma. Covedec Centre for orphaned and lost children. Three brothers describe how their mother was killed and how they escaped from their village.
Photographer : HAVIV, Ron
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC/VII
Description : The Covedec centre, in Goma, run by Pastor Patrick Senzoga with ICRC support, opened its doors in late October 2008 to the scores of children who had become separated from their parents during the fighting and were now wandering on the streets, hungry and scared. The eldest child would take charge of the small ones.
At the height of the conflict 194 children were housed and it currently holds 128.

From right to left: Mungiko, 12, Pasiamani, 10 and Shadrak, 4.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour