Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contact usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

  
February 16 2015 | BUKAVU, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

In Bukavu, three young juveniles 47th anniversary of Sant'Egidio

 
printable version

This year in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the celebrations for the 47th anniversary of Sant'Egidio were accompanied by good news from the central prison in Bukavu, where Sant'Egidio regularly visits the young prisoners. On the occasion of the anniversary of the Community three underage boys were released. The news was received with great joy by Sant'Egidio, which then helped the three young people to return to their families in the villages of Kamituga, Bunyakiri and Kabare.

BChildren and adolescents held in this prison live in very precarious conditions: more than 1200 people live in a space originally intended for 200 inmates. Overcrowding is made even more dramatic by the scarcity of basic necessities. To improve the living conditions, the Community has already delivered mattresses to the boys that previously were forced to sleep on the ground (read the news).

Last week a delegation of Sant'Egidio went back to the juvenile section of the prison, along with a French paediatrician, Marcel Collin, to verify the conditions of children.

Read also: Sant'Egidio and prisons in Africa



 ALSO READ
• NEWS
February 3 2017
GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Letter from Goma, Congo: We are the spokesperson of poor and neglected elderly of the outskirts

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR
November 8 2011

Burkina Faso – Visit of the Minister for Territorial Administration at the formation courses for civil registrars

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL | RU
November 2 2011

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) – Launch of the first training course for civil registrars organized by Bravo! for the universal and free registration of births

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA
May 17 2011

Monrovia (Liberia) - 200 children registered with Bravo: it is a hopeful beginning

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL | RU
March 25 2011

Uvira (Democratic Republic of Congo) - The commitment of Community of Sant'Egidio in the Kivu region to protect the life of the elderly

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | NL
January 12 2011

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) - Bravo! gives cabinets and typewriters to the offices of civil status of all the municipalities in Burkina Faso

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL
all news
• PRESS
March 28 2017
La Civiltà Cattolica

La corruzione che uccide

July 11 2016
La Croix

Les projets de Sant’Egidio pour l’Afrique: entretien avec Marco Impagliazzo

August 5 2017
L'Eco di Bergamo

Impagliazzo: "Caccia alle ONG ora basta, si perseguano i trafficanti"

August 2 2017
OnuItalia

In Congo e Burundi le iniziative di Sant’Egidio per gli anziani. Case per chi è in difficoltà

July 27 2017
La Stampa

Così si salvano i bimbi invisibili

July 27 2017
Famiglia Cristiana

Andrea Riccardi: La nuova Africa tra ricatti e riscatto

all press releases
• NO DEATH PENALTY
October 7 2015
UNITED STATES

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty - XIII world day against the death penalty

October 5 2015
EFE

Fallece un preso japonés tras pasar 43 años en el corredor de la muerte

September 24 2015

Pope Francis calls on Congress to end the death penalty. "Every life is sacred", he said

March 12 2015
Associated Press

Death penalty: a look at how some US states handle execution drug shortage

March 12 2015
AFP

Arabie: trois hommes dont un Saoudien exécutés pour trafic de drogue

March 9 2015
Reuters

Australia to restate opposition to death penalty as executions loom in Indonesia

March 9 2015
AFP

Le Pakistan repousse de facto l'exécution du meurtrier d'un critique de la loi sur le blasphème

March 9 2015
AFP

Peine de mort en Indonésie: la justice va étudier un appel des deux trafiquants australiens

February 28 2015
UNITED STATES

13 Ways Of Looking At The Death Penalty

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

December 11 2014
MADAGASCAR

C’est désormais officiel: Madagascar vient d’abolir la peine de mort!

December 3 2014

5th Circuit Court of Appeals stops execution of Scott Panetti!

go to no death penalty
• DOCUMENTS

''Entente de Sant'Egidio'': Political Agreement for Peace in the Central African Republic

Declaration of the African Union on the Republican Pact"

all documents

PHOTOS

1447 visits

1387 visits

1299 visits

1396 visits

1598 visits
all the related media