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Reference : V-P-CD-E-02415
Date : 22/08/2017
Caption : Lualaba province. Bob and Sylvestre are on their way to be reunited with their grandfather, following extensive searches by the ICRC and the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Photographer : KAMBALE, Wassy
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery “Democratic Republic of the Congo: Children enduring war and family separation”, 14 September 2017

“In 2010, the boy’s father was shot dead in fighting between the army and a local militia group in the north-west of the country. A neighbour took the twins in for a time after they were unable to locate their mother.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), war and other violence is the number-one reason that children become separated from their parents. "Conflict is devastating millions of lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,"said Christine Cipolla, head of the ICRC delegation in the country. "More than 3 million people are displaced and utterly destitute, often with nothing to eat and without a roof over their heads.
Many children have become separated from their families and have no way of keeping in touch. More worrying still, some of them have been enlisted into armed groups."In August this year we chartered a flight to reunite 24 children, including 18 former armed group members, with their families back home in Nord-Kivu, Haut-Lomami, Tanganyika and Haut-Katanga provinces.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5184x2824
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour