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Reference : V-P-CD-E-02237
Date : 09/01/2015
Caption : Katanga, Kamina, military base. A group of 33 demobilized children boards an ICRC plane that takes them to their homes in the north-east of the country.
Photographer : NZIAVAKE, Augustine
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Extracts from an ICRC website article, 09.01.2015 :
The children all belonged to armed forces or groups until recently.
In Kamina, a city in the country's southernmost province Katanga, the children [were] housed in a centre run by national charity APEDE [(Amis des personnes en détresse – a national NGO)]. ICRC staff collected the information they needed to trace their families and have been working with the children in the centre to gradually prepare them to return to their communities.
To trace the children's families, ICRC staff – sometimes accompanied by volunteers from the national Red Cross – travel vast distances by car, motorbike, bicycle or on foot, often to the most remote parts of the country. In July and August 2014, the ICRC reunited with their families 99 children formerly associated with the armed forces or other armed groups as part of the government's demobilization programme. Several flights were organized from Kamina military base to take the children to their homes in the north-east of the country.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4000x3000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour