Meet the Children
We care for seventeen incredible children who have been tragically orphaned due to the ongoing violence by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an insurgency with terrorist ties, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
WARNING: These children have experienced severe trauma and loss at a very young age. Their stories are graphic, yet reflect the importance of the help we provide for these children.
15 months old
On June 2nd, 2022, the terrorist rebel group ADF attacked the village of Bakaiko, killing all of its inhabitants. Irene was found by humanitarian aid workers naked, alone, and holding onto the corpse of her slain mother. Irene’s father and some of her siblings were burnt alive inside their home. Other siblings were kidnapped, presumably to be turned into child soldiers. Irene was left to die alone. Aid workers referred her to us as soon as they found her, she has been with us ever since.