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Reference : V-P-LR-E-00719
Date : 03/02/2016
Caption : Grand Gedeh, PTP refugee camp. ICRC family reunification program. Senrine and her caretaker walk towards the ICRC team that arrived in the refugee camp to pick up nine Ivorian children for cross border reunification in Ivory Coast the next day. There was a moment of sorrow for her and her caretaker as they reflected on years spent together.
Photographer : BESTMAN, Oniel
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.
The children are part of hundreds of unaccompanied and separated children that lost contact with their families and came to Liberia years ago as a result of the post-electoral crisis in Ivory Coast.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour