Reference : V-P-CD-E-01457
Date : 08/2012
Caption : Kasai Occidental, Kananga. André (red) surrounded by his cousins, neighbors of the village, and an ICRC employee. After being separated from his family, he feels relieved to have found members of his family.
Photographer : ARMSTRONG, Krista
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
André was separated from his family when, earlier this year, his father sent him to his uncle in Angola. His father thought he would find a better life there. But once arrived in Angola, the group with which he was was arrested by the authorities, and not having papers, André was deported to the DRC. The Red Cross immediately took care of him and began family research. Through a network of volunteers of the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and ICRC staff, he has been reunited with his grandparents and aunt in Kananga. Seen here in the family plot of his grandparents, with the ICRC's representative, who had escorted from the border a few weeks earlier.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 2736x2192
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour