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Reference : V-P-CD-E-02357
Date : 24/02/2016
Caption : South Kivu, Fizi territory, Lusenda Burundian refugee camp. ICRC restoring family links programme. An employee of the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo dials the number so that these refugees can contact the rest of their family.
Photographer : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The crisis in Burundi has driven thousands of people to flee to neighbouring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Many have lost track of their loved ones in all the upheaval, and are desperate to find out what happened to them. In these difficult circumstances, children have found themselves without their parents' protection at a time when they need it most. Some 14,000 Burundian refugees now live in Lusenda camp in the province of South Kivu in eastern DRC. The ICRC and the National Red Cross Society are working in the camp to help people trace and contact their loved ones.
“When people have the telephone number for their family, we give them the opportunity to call them. But very often, after months on the road, phones and numbers get lost. In this case, we take all the information that can help us start looking for missing family members”, said an employee of the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5599x3733
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour