10,000 street children rejoin families in DR Congo

10,000 street children rejoin families in DR Congo

Some 10,000 street children living in Kinshasa are set to return to their families, the coordinator of the network of educators of street children and youths (REEJER), Mr. Remy Mafu, said here Thursday.

According to the REEJER, 14,000 children currently live on the streets of Kinshasa.

Mr. Mafu said that in the spirit of Christmas, residents of Kinshasa as well as the country’s political authorities should rise to the challenge posed by street children.

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  1. 3.New documentary film “Children of Congo: From War to Witches”.
    Over five million people have died during the past decade as a result of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Few people are aware of the unimaginable scale of human suffering, death, and destruction that has occurred in this vast country deep in the heart of Africa. In the aftermath of this brutal war, children have endured the brunt of the suffering. This 67 minute film documents the plight of thousands of street children living in Kinshasa and confirms the wide-spread accusations of child witchcraft, torture and child prostitution. The film also examines the efforts to reintegrate demobilized child soldiers, displaced refugees, and orphaned children following the eruption of the massive Nyiragongo volcano, near the city of Goma in Eastern Congo. These heroic efforts are finally bringing some measure of hope and stability to the lives of the Congolese people.
    To view the film trailer, please vist http://www.danballuff.com

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