Kenya: Helping Margaret find her parents

As the world marked the international day of the girl child on 11 October, we shared the story of Margaret, a 17-year-old refugee girl living with her four siblings in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.

In 2016, they fled conflict in South Sudan, separating with their parents in the process. Two years on, Margaret and her siblings remain hopeful that their parents are alive and searching for them too.

Despite being a child herself, Margaret is forced to take the responsibility of raising up her siblings in the challenging life at the refugee camp. They all go to primary school and Margaret is sitting her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education this year, with the dream of becoming a pilot in the future.

Through the Restoring Family Links program in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross and the South Sudan Red Cross, we are trying to find Margaret's parents.

For more information about the ICRC's Restoring Family Links Program, please visit

Kenya Red Cross Tracing contacts:
Dadaab +254715820206
Kakuma +254715820212
Nairobi +254715820219