Rape 'the norm' in the DRC, according to report

Tue 14 Jan 2014
By Administrator User

World Vision interviewed a number of children for 'No One to Turn To', which documents the graphic and brutal violence they have witnessed.

A report out today shows that more than a third of children live in fear every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World Vision interviewed a number of children for the report called 'No One to Turn To', which documents the graphic and brutal violence they have witnessed.

Many described experiences such as seeing their family members butchered with machetes, being raped or fleeing their village in flames as 'the norm'.

Half of children questioned have also been separated from their parents or orphaned.

Francis Charles is an Advocacy Manager for World Vision in Eastern DRC.

She told Premier's News Hour young people there are being denied a proper childhood:

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