UNICEF in action
Displaced from their homes by violent conflict, persecution and economic instability, these refugee children all have one thing in common: loving fathers who are determined to support and protect their children against all odds.
An evening reception with family, friends and partners.
Ten years ago, Dieu-Merci Matala arrived alone in South Africa, an asylum seeker fleeing from conflict and insecurity in his home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). "At first, I couldn't speak any English. Those days were so difficult."
Thousands of children have gone missing since civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago. Separated from their families in the chaos of war, these children are desperate to be reunited with their parents.