Another heartwarming story.
Our colleagues from UNICEF in South Sudan, along with partners, reunified the 5,000th child since the conflict broke out in 2013.
The 17-year-old boy had fled Tombara, Western Equatoria, and sought refuge in Wau, Western Bahr El Ghazal. He was reunified with his mother four years after the conflict by child protection actors in Tombara.
“I thank the people who have rescued me. I want to go back to school and someday help other children who are suffering like me,” he said.
UNICEF believes that 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.
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