People in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo often in live in villages that have been plagued by fighting and lack access to basic resources.
In late 2013, signs of life emerged on the streets of Pinga, a town in Democratic Republic of Congo long plagued by war.
The city of Goma in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo, saw a huge influx of Rwandan refugees during the genocide of 1994. In the ensuing years, it saw many outbreaks of violence.
"The competition for land between herders and farmers is one of the factors feeding the instability in North Kivu," says photographer Julien Harneis, who took this 2007 shot of cleared pasture land in North Kivu.
United Nations peacekeepers patrolled the town of Pinga in 2013 after a militia was driven out. Many villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province have been buffeted by civil war.
A boy stands in front of a health center in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2014.
A woman walks through a terraced tea field in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
For African Child Day, through the United Nations Volunteers program, two experts were invited to teach Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, to vulnerable children at Tulizeni Center in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.