World Vision spoke to more than 100 children in camps and communities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to gather their views as leaders come together to design a new roadmap for peace in 2014.
More than one-third told us they are afraid all of the time or every day, while more than half are orphaned or separated from their parents, and a quarter live without any adult support. More than a third describe either witnessing or experiencing episodes of violence, at times extreme and graphic, in their lifetime.
Here are some of their answers. Read the full report here
Photos: Simon Rawles for World Vision International