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Reference : V-P-CF-E-00732
Date : 22/05/2013
Caption : Bangui, demobilization and rehabilitation centre. The ICRC helps the children keep in touch with their parents by delivering handwritten Red Cross messages containing personal news.
Photographer : BEKOUROU, Romaric
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
Some of the children's families live far from Bangui and it would take weeks to reach them by car. What's more, certain overland routes are only usable for six months of the year.

ICRC website, Photo gallery, 14/06/2013

Central African Republic: Fourteen former child soldiers reunited with their parents

On 1 June 2013, fourteen children were finally reunited with their families, some of them after years of separation. The children had all been recruited into armed groups or the armed forces. Before returning home, they spent several months at a demobilization and rehabilitation centre in Bangui, where they were kept busy with games and given business or tailoring training. The aim of these activities was to help the children overcome their traumatic experience and regain as much of a normal life as possible.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3648x2736
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour