Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo2019-08-02T15:12:38-05:00

The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/73/907–S/2019/509) issued on 20 June 2019.

Former child soldiers attend an English class, in the eastern city of Goma, capital of North Kivu Province. Photo: @UNICEF

The weak presence of state authority in some areas of the country, tensions linked to the delayed elections, which were held in December 2018, the multiplication and fragmentation of armed groups, intercommunal clashes between the Hema and Lendu communities in Ituri and violence in the East and the Kasais all affected children. Armed groups remained the perpetrators of the vast majority of grave violations. The United Nations documented a decrease in grave violations against children, owing mostly to the reduction of conflict in the Kasais.

0
Recruitment and Use of Children
0
Killing and Maiming
0
Rape and other forms of sexual violence
0
Attacks on Schools and Hospitals
0
Abduction
0
Denial of Humanitarian Access

2018 Verified Figures

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