850,000 children displaced due to DRC violence: UN body

850,000 children displaced due to DRC violence: UN body29/07/2017 (Anadolu Agency – Turkey): A total of 850,000 children have been displaced in Greater Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to clashes in the country, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Friday. This makes the region one of the largest displacement crises in the world for children, UNICEF said in a statement, adding that children bore the brunt of extreme violence. More than a million people have also been forced from their homes by waves of violent conflict in the region, it said. ”The lives of hundreds of thousands of children and their families in Greater Kasai have been turned upside down by this brutal violence,” Tajudeen Oyewale, UNICEF acting Representative in the DRC, said in the statement…

http://aa.com.tr/en/africa/850-000-children-displaced-due-to-drc-violence-un-body/871835

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