October 17 2002

SOS Children's Villages in the DR Congo threatened by fighting

22/10/2002 - At the beginning of the week, rebel groups gained control of Uvira as armed conflict flared up again in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The SOS Children's Village facilities in Uvira have been partly damaged, so far there are no casualties. If the situation worsens, the children and co-workers will have to evacuate to neighbouring Burundi.

At the SOS Emergency Village in Uvira - Photo: SOS Archives

In the streets of Bukavu - Photo: C.N. Biyack

The idyllic scene at the SOS Children's Village Bukavu is deceptive - Photo: C. Sattlberger