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Reference : V-P-NG-E-00776
Date : 15/04/2016
Country/Region : NIGERIA
Caption : Mubi. ICRC restoring family links program. Abubakar, a father who has just been reunited with his two sons, Mohammed and Sadiq. Abubakar signs the ICRC handover certificate after welcoming his sons back home.
Photographer : s.n.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website article, 10.05.2016: “In Nigeria, fear, anxiety and a long journey home. Fear and anxiety. They are emotions that a teenager, a blind man and two brothers in Nigeria had in common after outbreaks of violence forced them to flee so quickly they lost track of their family. The four share something else in common: A happy ending. [...] Violence forced two brothers – Mohammed, 17, and Sadiq, 15 – to flee twice. Their family was first pushed out of their home town of Gwoza. They resettled in Mubi, but the swift onset of violence there forced a fast flight. Having lost contact with their family, the brothers traveled first to Yola and then to Maiduguri. That's where they met with ICRC field officers.
"I gave them a relative´s phone number from memory," Mohammed said. The ICRC team tracked down the teens' father through that relative. "I cannot wait to see my family," Sadiq said on the day they left the camp to return home. The father of Mohammed and Sadiq welcomed the return of his two sons. Though they are still living as displaced persons in Mubi, the family hopes to safely return to Gwoza soon. [...]"
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4000x3000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour