Snapshot booklet - South Sudanese looking for their families
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled from South Sudan into neighboring Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan and Kenya, including many unaccompanied and separated minors.
The use of a "snapshot booklet" by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and local Red Cross Red Crescent Societies is a community-based tool to help both adults and children find missing relatives in the region.
Since the beginning of the year with the first booklet, over 150 matches have already been made thanks to these “Snapshots”. New versions of these booklets are being printed.
The second “Snapshot” from Ethiopia, available since April 2015, thus regroups more than 620 pictures of South Sudanese who sought refuge in Ethiopia.
The one recently finalised in South Sudan will regroup almost 500 portraits of persons displaced by the recent violence.
Now the ICRC is taking its support to another level by offering the South Sudanese diaspora in the whole world to restore contact with relatives who have been displaced in the Horn of Africa. This is possible thanks to the worldwide network of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies.
In February and March 2015, in Ethiopia, and in April in South Sudan, around 600 persons requested their picture to be also published online in this manner, to reach out to their relatives outside the region.
Should you recognise one of the persons and are a close relative, you can click on the picture and send this person a message.
For enquiries related to loss of contacts with relatives or missing relatives who do not appear on these pages you can also contact the Tracing Service of the National Red Cross Red Crescent Society in your country of residence.
Please share this website widely with your family members, friends and colleagues in order to help the people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan.