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Reference : V-P-SS-E-00778
Date : 10/2015
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Akobo. Nyanding, 31 years old. Nyanding is calling her children who fled the fighting in December 2013. She has seven children and lost contact with them soon after they left. She wants to know they are safe. She wants the children home so she can look after them, but for now she knows that’s not possible.
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 : 3604x4800
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour