Child labor is work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential, and their safety, and is harmful to physical and mental development. As many as 160 million children worldwide engaged in child labor in 2020. Let’s explore this important topic through a collection of powerful photos.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Why World Vision is in Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been dealing with compounded problems from armed conflict, displaced populations, severe food insecurity, disease, and natural disasters.Ongoing conflicts in Eastern DRC have threatened the safety of vulnerable communities, and a range from flooding to drought has caused setbacks in agriculture, income, and people’s overall livelihoods. The violence has also displaced over 5.5 million people from their homes. As many as 26.4 million people in the DRC are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, and the country ranks as one of the highest in need of humanitarian assistance amid the global hunger crisis. World Vision staff in the DRC are partnering with communities, faith leaders, governments, and others to tackle the root causes of social, economic, and safety-related issues. Over 95,000 people were equipped with clean water access, and 1.9 million households in vulnerable areas have improved food, financial resources, protection, and water, sanitation, and hygiene systems. Over 44,000 people are also being empowered to save money and stabilize their future income, and thousands of children received needed healthcare treatments.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Democratic Republic of the Congo
World Vision's staff in Democratic Republic of the Congo are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For peace to return to Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the communities affected by conflict.
For additional funding to enable us to respond to people’s greatest needs.
News from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Christine was once unjustly stigmatized as a sorcerer in her community. Then she became an advocate against child mistreatment through music-based therapy, transforming her story into a powerful song broadcast across radio stations.
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