26 November 2012 - Humanitarian agencies working in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been overwhelmed following a massive displacement triggered by fighting between the Congolese army (FARDC) and rebel movement M23 in North Kivu.

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21 November 2012 – As clashes between M23 movement and the Congolese Army continue in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, children are caught on the frontlines.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:39

DRC: Fall of Goma puts 200,000 children at risk

 

20 November 2012 - The arrival of M23 rebels in the eastern Congolese city of Goma on 20 November, has triggered widespread concern over the humanitarian ramifications in a region already beset by armed conflict, widespread displacement and attacks on civilians.

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Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:45

DRC: Students Torn Between School and Work

 

30 October 2012 - Hanging from the door of a mini-bus taxi as it jerks and jinks through traffic, 16-year-old Gires Manoka calls out the van's destination to potential passengers as it crosses Kinshasa

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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 12:52

KENYA: Love, Sex, Money Raids the Airwaves

 

Youth drama Shuga: Love, Sex, Money which talks about the dangers of irresponsible sexual behaviour has been transformed to fit a radio audience, and beneficiary countries will include Kenya, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, South Africa and Tanzania.

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“The Independent Monitoring Board on progress with global polio eradication reports the significant finding that 2.7 million children in six countries have never been reached with a single polio vaccine. This is a clarion call to accelerate all efforts to reach these unreached children,” said Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF.

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Around 20 children are reported among victims of recent violence in North and South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). UNICEF condemns acts of violence that target children and calls on all parties to respect the rights of women and children.

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Most deaths of young children around the world are from mainly preventable infectious causes, experts have said.

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Sarah, 16, started sleeping on the streets of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC), when she was only eight years old. She doesn't remember how she came to live on the streets, but thinks it was soon after her mother died.

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The Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission, over the weekend, inaugurated a new child rehabilitation centre for the former child soldiers, who fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo-based rebel group, Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).

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