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Reference : V-P-SS-E-00777
Date : 10/2015
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Akobo. Liep, 35 years old, is calling his wife, whom he hasn’t seen or spoken to since December 2013. He wants to know how she is and to ask about his children. Liep wanted to say: “I miss you and our children, but don’t worry, I’m doing well.
Photographer : DULEY, Giles
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 18.12.2015

Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children have been displaced or have fled into neighbouring countries following the crisis that erupted in South Sudan in December 2013. Staying in contact with family and friends keeps hope alive, but time and opportunity are invariably short.

To help people find and keep in touch with loved ones, the Red Cross has expanded its 'Restoring family links' (RFL) activities in the country. The service includes free phone calls, hand-written Red Cross messages for conveying family news, and a photo album of displaced South Sudanese published in a 'Snapshot book'.

To date, more than 112,000 phone calls have been made, 7,700 messages have been hand-delivered and 700 people have been reunited with their families.

In October, British photographer Giles Duley went to Akobo, Jonglei State, to document the project, run by the ICRC and a team of South Sudan Red Cross volunteers.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3602x4800
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour