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Reference : V-P-TZ-E-00046
Date : 09/06/2015
Country/Region : TANZANIA; BURUNDI
Caption : Mekere, Nyagurusu Refugee camp. A woman and her baby register a missing relative with the Red Cross Restoring Family Links (RFL) unit.
Photographer : HOLT, Kate
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Thousands of Burundian refugees have fled ongoing political violence in Burundi.

ICRC website, article of the 19th June 2015:

" [...] The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's Restoring Family Links initiative works around the world to locate separated families and put relatives back in contact. The Movement can help restore and maintain contact between family members in situations of armed conflict, other types of violence, natural or man-made disasters and migration.

Since the beginning of the influx of the Burundi population to Tanzania, the Tanzania Red Cross Society, with support from the ICRC, has facilitated more than 8,000 phone calls and carried out 217 family reunifications in the Nyagurusu camp.
"Our job is important because many people have been separated without any means of communicating and need help to have contact with their families," said Rosette Nduwimana, one of the 25 Tanzania Red Cross volunteers in the Restoring Family Links programme at Nyagurusu. "We deal mainly with children trying to find their families and give them support." [...] "
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Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
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