Angola, the result of 30 years of civil war - Stephane Lehr
Since the end of the civil war in 2002, the process of reconstruction in Angola is accelerating thanks, in large part, to oil revenues. But not everyone benefits from this wealth. In rural areas, access to healthcare remains difficult and little effort is spent on training
Lobito, behind its old-fashioned decor, offers a pretty sad contrast: the now shabby rich colonial villas by the sea, strongly contrast with the paradas, of the downtown decayed squats. According to the provincial authorities, these temporary refuges (abandoned toilets, car shells, containers, etc), shelter 450 children, of which 18 girls, left to themselves. In all, over 2500 minors survive from begging and small jobs, prostitution, most often for girls Ã¢â‚¬â€œ on the coastline of Benguela-Lobito. Some come from families dispersed during the war, others victims of domestic violence, who chose to run away from their families and seek refuge on the streets.
Text: Guillaume Plassais Journalist
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