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  • Snapshots: Photos that really matter

    Snapshots are helping people in South Sudan find their loved ones.

    11/04/2019 | ARTICLE

  • Detained in Myanmar: Son’s Red Cross message ends woman’s 7-month-long anxious wait

    “Dear Mother. How are you? We are in Bangladesh.” Some months ago, Adere Begum* would not have known that one day just nine words would change her life. But after seven months of not hearing any news about her children and wondering every day if they were still alive, it was as if these nine words had breathed life back into her body.

    14/03/2019 | ARTICLE

  • Rwanda: “I thought my daughters had perished”

    Nyirarukundo Umberinka had not seen her daughters Asifiwe Chance Gisèle, 14, and Malaika Jeanne d'Arc, 7, for two years. The family was trying to return to Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where they had been living in since 1994, when they were attacked by armed men.

    05/02/2019 | ARTICLE

  • South Sudan: Bringing family separation to an end

    Around the world, people affected by violence, disasters or migration are often separated from their families. The ICRC, along with the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, work to locate people and bring them back together with their loved ones. This work, known as "restoring family links" or "RFL", is one of the oldest activities of the Red Cross family.

    19/11/2018 | ARTICLE

  • Reuniting separated families in Western Tanzania

    We take a lot of things for granted. Sometimes, it's the people we love. But this is not the case for the people who were separated from their families when they left Burundi for Tanzania.

    13/11/2018 | ARTICLE

  • Reuniting families in Afghanistan: After 2 years of disappearance, Naqibullah stuns family as he “comes alive”

    For two years, Imam Nazar and his wife Marjan thought their son had died after unidentified men mysteriously took him away from their home.

    24/10/2018 | ARTICLE

  • Kinshasa: A makeshift shop helps three brothers to survive

    Due to the violence that shook Kasai, Fiston, 13, and Kévin, 8, were separated from their parents. They found their big brother Allain in Kinshasa and all three survive thanks to a small improvised shop.

    02/10/2018 | ARTICLE

  • The missing sons of Guidimakha

    Guidimakha is a region in southern Mauritania, bordered by Senegal and Mali. Like elsewhere on the continent, young people leave Guidimakha for other African countries or Europe. Sometimes their families lose touch with them and are left with no news, fearing the worst. The ICRC and the Mauritanian Red Crescent visited the region to meet several families whose sons disappeared in the same shipwreck in the Mediterranean.

    22/08/2018 | ARTICLE

  • World’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics launched in India

    The world's first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics (ICHF) was launched on 20 June 2018 in Gujarat, India by the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation for India, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives.

    21/06/2018 | ARTICLE

  • Rwanda: Eliane finds her family after 24 years of separation

    Eliane Ibemaso is not going to forget 29 May 2018 anytime soon. That's the day she was reunited with her family after 24 long years. Unfortunately, she couldn't meet her parents who had passed away a few years ago.

    05/06/2018 | ARTICLE

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