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Reference : V-P-LR-E-00718
Date : 03/02/2016
Caption : Grand Gedeh, PTP refugee camp. ICRC family reunification program. Employees of the Liberia National Red Cross Society.
Photographer : BAWN, Varney
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Children often get separated from their families in times of armed conflict. The priority is therefore to reunite them with their families and communities of origin. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) endeavours to do so through its Restoring family links activities. It focuses on searching for separated family members, providing family contacts through phone calls and Red Cross messages and ultimately, when possible, reuniting the children with their family. This is made possible thanks to a very large network of Red Cross volunteers who actively look for family members in the most remote areas.
Ivorian refugees serving as Red Cross tracing volunteers in the camp help separated and unaccompanied children and other refugees make free phone calls to their relatives in Ivory Coast, collect Red Cross messages and help the ICRC register and follow up the children. They played a pivotal role in identifying and documenting the children’s cases as they speak local languages, and act as interpreters between the ICRC staff and refugees who don’t speak French or English.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4608x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour