Reference : V-P-CD-E-02396
Date : 01/03/2016
Caption : Haut-Lomani province, Kamina. ICRC restoring family links programme. A group of demobilized children boards an ICRC plane that takes them to their homes.
Photographer : KATSUVA KAMATE, Christian
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website article, 06.04.2016 : " Democratic Republic of the Congo: Hope takes flight. "I'm eight years old. Ten months ago, my parents disappeared. Now my brothers and I are going back to our home town, Lubumbashi, to live with our uncle, our dad's big brother."
Due to the conflict in the DRC, many children have become separated from their families. Every year, the ICRC reunites dozens of them with their loved ones. ICRC aircraft take to the skies multiple times per year: over several days, the planes criss-cross the country, covering thousands of miles to take the children home.
On 1 March 2016, an ICRC plane took off from Goma with seven children on board: Edward and his brothers and four girls from Shabunda (in South Kivu) and Kindu (in Maniema)."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4496x3000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour