Reference : V-P-CD-E-01768
Date : 10/2012
Caption : North Kivu, Walikale. This boy, 14, originally from Walikale territory, decided to join an armed group in order to find those who he felt had "lacked respect" for his family and to punish them.
Photographer : YBARRA ZAVALA, Alvaro
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description :
But his work involved transporting stocks of medicine for the troops, while also being armed in case they needed to fight. "There was nothing but suffering in my life in the bush. If I could speak to all the children in the world, I would tell them that the army, armed groups and other militias are not for children. If a child manages to get out alive, he must give thanks to God. But children should not follow our path because this path is futile. We risked our lives for nothing.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3511x4096
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour