Civil status for the children of North Kivu : launch of the regularization campaign in Goma

On Wednesday, April 26th took place the launch of a campaign to regularize 70 000 children without a civil status in the Goma and Nyirangongo areas, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

During this event, local actors and communities were presented with the ways and means of the project, as well as its objectives. A small play allowed to explain the birth certificate acquisition process and to deliver the first 9 certificates to children in assistance.

To close the ceremony, Mrs Prisca Luanda, representative for the North Kivu Governor, highlighted the necessity to support such initiative and confirmed the commitment of the Province in the fight against statelessness.

This campaign is part of the project "Civil status for the children of North Kivu", led by a consortium of the associations La Voix de l'Enfant, LIDE, APROJED and SOPROMAD and supported by AMADE. The goals of this project are to regularize 230 000 children from 91 days to 18 years old without a civil status and implement an automated system for birth registrations in Goma, Beni and Lubero territories.

AMADE thanks its partners Banque Richelieu and the Direction for International Cooperation for their commitment to this project.