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Reference : V-P-CD-E-02419
Date : 22/08/2017
Caption : Goma, airport. Marie-Clarisse, Sylvestre and Bob are lucky and happy. Thanks to ICRC support, they are on their way to be reunited with their families.
Photographer : KEMPF, Mathias
Person appearing :
CIPOLLA, Christine (head of delegation, ICRC)
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

“But the ordeal will live with them for the rest of their lives. Conflict and armed clashes across the DRC have forced more than 3 million people to flee their homes. Becoming separated from their families is an especially traumatic experience for children.
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 : 3564x2660
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour