Central African Republic: Awa reunited with her family thanks to a mobile phone
24-02-2012 Photo gallery
Awa is nine months old. Just a few weeks ago, she was living quietly with her family in a small village in the Central African Republic. On 26 January, heavy fighting broke out between government armed forces and an armed group. The village was attacked and the houses were looted and set on fire. Awa's family fled into the bush, abandoning their crops and all their belongings. In the panic, the child was lost. Like thousands of other children caught up in armed conflict, Awa was alone in the African bush.