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Slideshow: Celebrating the World Day of the African Child

Burundi Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya Mali Mozambique Rwanda

We've put this slideshow together to celebrate the World Day of the African Child.

A young girl enjoying a play space at a health centre in Bamako, Mali.

A young girl enjoying a play space at a health centre in Bamako, Mali. | © Sébastien Rieussec / Handicap International

The World Day of the African Child take place on 16th June each year and was first organised to remember the children that were killed by the apartheid regime in Soweto, South Africa on that day in 1976.

We’ve put together this slideshow with photos taken from Handicap International projects in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.

Photos : © C. Badonnel, Martina Bacigalupo - Vu', Sébastien Rieussec, Till Mayer, Wendy Huyghe, Dieter Telemans, J. Mc Geown, Amminadab Jean et Xavier Bourgois / Handicap International.

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