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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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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.