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UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

19 October 2017
UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5,000 children with families

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.

"Keeping families together is the best way to ensure that children are protected, which is why the family tracing and reunification process for unaccompanied children is so important," said UNICEF Country Representative Mahimbo Mdoe in a press statement Wednesday.

"Children rely on their family for a sense of stability, protection and support, and that’s even more imperative in times of conflict," he added.

The 5,000th child to be reunited with his family was a 17-year-old boy, who had fled Tombura in Western Equatoria and sought refuge in Wau, Western Bahr El Ghazal. The boy had been separated with his mother for almost four years.

"I want to go back to school and someday help other children who are suffering like me," he said. According to UNICEF, the boy’s mother said: "When I ate, I always thought about what my son could be eating. I only ate to stay alive but I never enjoyed it. I have been unhappy because I have been thinking about my son’s whereabouts. It was hard to forget him because I didn’t see him dead and bury him".

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