Child Alert - Democratic Republic of Congo - Martin Bell Reports on Children Caught in War UNICEF

UNICEF photo: UNICEF UK Ambassador for Humanitarian Emergencies Martin Bell.

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UNICEF UK Ambassador for Humanitarian Emergencies Martin Bell.

Martin Bell: Seize the moment
"From soldiering in Cyprus in 1957 to visiting the DRC for UNICEF in 2006, I have spent one year short of half a century in the unquiet corners of the world. The DRC was the most shocking, yet in some ways the most inspiring, of all these assignments. So intense is the yearning of the people for the peace and security they have never enjoyed, so rare is the electoral opportunity for a new beginning, that this is a moment to be seized. We owe it to the children of DRC to give them the future that they have only been able to dream of. UNICEF and its partners stand ready to help make it a reality."
- Martin Bell, UNICEF UK Ambassador for Humanitarian Emergencies