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Reference : V-P-CD-E-02361
Date : 24/02/2016
Caption : South Kivu, Fizi territory, Lusenda Burundian refugee camp. ICRC restoring family links programme. Refugees read the replies from their families in response to the Red Cross messages they sent.
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.
“People can have food and shelter, but not knowing what happened to their loved ones ... this can make people desperate.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour