Reference : V-P-LR-E-00534
Date : 15/12/2011
Caption : Nimba county, Bahn refugee camp. Mohammed an unaccompanied child is ready for departure from the camp. He is going to be reunited with his family in Côte d'Ivoire under the aegis of the ICRC.
Photographer : KERO, Noora
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, Photo gallery, 17-01-2012

Liberia still hosts some 100,000 Ivorian refugees who fled the post-electoral violence after December 2010. As the situation in Côte d'Ivoire stabilizes, people are gradually returning. ICRC communication delegate Noora Kero travelled from Liberia to Côte d'Ivoire with seven refugee children who were on their way to rejoin their families. The children had become separated from their parents when they fled to Liberia. The ICRC and the Liberian Red Cross have registered close to 600 children and young people and traced their parents in Côte d'Ivoire. Now, they are bringing them home. Our photo diary traces Céléstine and Mohammed’s emotional journey from a Liberian refugee camp to their village in Côte d'Ivoire.

Last night, Céléstine had her hair braided, and Henriette and all the children ate a meal of rice together. The ICRC has provided them with travel documents and some basic items for the journey from Liberia to Côte d'Ivoire.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour