Reportage: DR Congo: Democratic Republic of Congo

A homeless boy and a sick young man at the decaying Tata Raphael Stadium (where the famous 1974 Mohammed Ali - George Forman {quote}Rumble In The Jungle{quote} fight took place). Some 70 homeless youths live at the sports complex. The boys work at odd jobs during the day and the girls work as prostitutes for between $5 and $15 per customer in order to survive. There are an estimated 30,000 children living in the streets of Kinshasa. Years of dictatorship and conflict have destroyed the social fabric of Congolese society.Kinshasa, DR Congo. 05/07/2006Photo © J.B. Russell
Democratic Republic of Congo, June 2006

A homeless boy and a sick young man at the decaying Tata Raphael Stadium (where the famous 1974 Mohammed Ali - George Forman "Rumble In The Jungle" fight took place). Some 70 homeless youths live at the sports complex. The boys work at odd jobs during the day and the girls work as prostitutes for between $5 and $15 per customer in order to survive. There are an estimated 30,000 children living in the streets of Kinshasa. Years of dictatorship and conflict have destroyed the social fabric of Congolese society. 

Kinshasa, DR Congo. 05/07/2006 

Photo © J.B. Russell