Photographer's Note

This pic was taken in Tshabi, Ituri in Oriantale. the place got the bad name for genocide. presently it is the most costly UN mission. this pic shows a child militia taking food suppliedby UN. he was starving for 2 days. look at his attention to food!!

In Congo there are many militia groups fighting. all having child militia specially recruited. compering to ealders they are better in cruelty and torture. i evev saw child militia who were smaller than the arms they were carrying. most child soldiers are sextually abused. Back ground armed soldiers are from Congo National Army. National Army and militia got same outfits. Its because, often regular soldiers are also joining the militia groups. militia also trade pricy material (gold, food, money) for uniform.

This pic was taken when a group of militia surrendered their arms and join the 'disermament and community re-insertion' process of UN.

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  • Copyright: ashfaq shami (shami) (24)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-08-05
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2009-01-01 11:46
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