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Reference : V-P-SS-E-01178
Date : 05/01/2018
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Juba, ICRC delegation. ICRC restoring family links program. Parents are reunited with their children after more than a year apart.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website photo gallery, 08.01.2018 : « South Sudan: Abducted children reunited with parents after more than a year apart. Emmanuel (4), Monika (6) and Victor (12) were abducted from their village on the 28th of August 2016. “The children were taken around 7pm. That is when we normally sit around the fire place at night. After some time, we heard a neighbour crying ‘My children, my children…’ then out of nowhere someone came and started beating my husband. Emmanuel was there, he cried and said ‘baba, baba’… when the guy saw the child, he grabbed him and ran away”, Emmanuel’s mother, Rosa, explains. […]
Federiko will see his two children, Monika and Victor. “We thank God that our children are coming back. We never thought it would happen.” […] “When the kids were taken, it brought with it a lot of bad things and my wife passed away. It left me with an additional burden to take care of the rest of the family. I did not think that they were alive. Now that they are back, they can give me a source of joy”, he said."
“For the most vulnerable cases, children in particular, the ICRC organizes family reunifications. Relatives express the happiness they feel to be together with their family again, after all the distress they lived with not knowing the whereabouts of their loved ones. They often tell me that their hearts can rest when they are reunited”, says Celine Croon, Coordinator of Restoring Family Links for the ICRC in South Sudan.
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Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
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