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No One To Turn To: Life for Children in Eastern DRC

Children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are tired of conflict. In one of the toughest places in the world to be a child, many describe atrocities committed so frequently that they believe that violence is inevitable.

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Report: Child-Friendly Spaces ease trauma in emergencies
Aug 26, 2013

Report: Child-Friendly Spaces ease trauma in emergencies

Children who regularly attend Child-Friendly Spaces in disaster zones are able to maintain a positive outlook on life, one study says.

Jan 1, 2014

Child Soldiers

Around the world, an estimated 250,000 children—some as young as 7—are involved in armed conflicts. Children are exploited in state-run armies, paramilitaries, and rebel groups. Coerced, enticed or abducted, these children serve as combatants, porters, spies, human mine detectors and sex slaves; their health and lives are endangered and their childhoods are sacrificed.

Child labor: Children reveal horror of working in mines
Jun 12, 2013

Child labor: Children reveal horror of working in mines

The brutal reality of children working in mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the focus of a new World Vision report.

Jan 16, 2013

On the front lines of disaster relief in Haiti and far beyond

Three years after the deadly 2010 Haiti earthquake, World Vision continues working alongside communities there to provide long-term recovery support. But we’re also responding to other global humanitarian emergencies — natural and man-made — delivering critical assistance to children and families whose lives are at risk.

Conflict in Congo: Scenes of desperation in hospitals
Dec 6, 2012

Conflict in Congo: Scenes of desperation in hospitals

World Vision is providing supplies to overwhelmed hospitals in the conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and is working to meet the needs of displaced and vulnerable children and families.


Fact Sheets and Extras

Infographic: Democratic Republic of Congo (PDF)

This downloadable infographic illustrates some of the significant challenges confronting communities, families, and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

"No One To Turn To" report on the state of children in the eastern DRC (PDF)

"No One To Turn To" is a World Vision report on how children in conflict-ravaged eastern DRC are coping with chaos.

UN: 4 countries face humanitarian crises, worst since WWII (LINK)

McClatchey News Service says that "with the crisis in Iraq, four countries are now experiencing severe humanitarian emergencies involving the displacement of millions of people, something experts and relief groups say hasn’t been seen in decades."

World Vision leader to churches: Fixing poverty isn't simple, Stop trying to fix it with 8th grade youth groups (LINK)

While some claim that fighting poverty "isn't rocket science," it actually is complicated, and more like rocket science than many imagine, according to Richard Stearns, president of World Vision.

Evaluating the effectiveness of Child-Friendly Spaces: Goma field study report (LINK)

Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) is an intervention frequently used by humanitarian agencies for supporting and protecting children in emergencies. Leading agencies are collaboratively developing standards and guidelines for CFS while strengthening the evidence base through a joint agenda for learning and research.