Congo DRC

kadir van lohuizen in foam magazine: a never ending story...



In January 2015, Kadir van Lohuizen travelled to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo where he visited the Tuwakinge Watoto Namatokeo Ya Vita (Lets protect the children from the consequences of war) project. This project was initiated in South-Kivu by War Child and ECHO (the humanitarian division of the European Commission) to support children and young people affected by war in this region. In the accompanying essay, Kadir provides insight into his experience working with NGOs.





















kadir van lohuizen the forgotten war in congo drc

Kadir van Lohuizen portrayed former child soldiers in a mining village in South Kivu, in early 2015. Many kids dream of easy money and join the rebels. Others have been abducted.  Van Lohuizen also photographed the causes of the DRC conflict. He visited mines, Rwandese FDLR-rebels, and the Congolese army. The reportage was made possible with the support of War Child and Radio Netherlands Worldwide and published in the Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland in March.