No one to turn to: Life for children in eastern DRC

No one to turn to: Life for children in eastern DRC

The continuing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the world's deadliest. The scramble for resources in the east of the country has created a very insecure environment where violence and abuse - and amongst children - is very common.

The authors of this report spoke to more than 100 children in camps and communities in North and South Kivu to gather their views as leaders come together to design a new roadmap for peace in 2014. More than one-third told us they are afraid all of the time or every day, while more than half are orphaned or separated from their parents, and a quarter live without any adult support. More than a third describe either witnessing or experiencing episodes of violence, at times extreme and graphic, in their lifetime.

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