Central African Republic: Children and parents back together at last
23-01-2004 News Release 04/06
After months of separation, Jetro and Albin have been reunited with their parents in Bossangoa in the Central African Republic.
On 21 January an ICRC-chartered aircraft flew them from southern Chad to their country of origin where they were able to rejoin their family.
The two children had become separated from their parents and had fled their country following the attempted coup d’état in October 2002. The ICRC registered them when they were living with other Central African refugees in Goré camp (southern Chad). The organization contacted their family in the Central African Republic to check that it would be safe for them to return.
On 4 December 2003 the ICRC had brought three Central African children who were living as refugees in Chad home to their families in Bangui and Bossangoa.
For further information, please contact:
Zoran Jovanovic or G. Valéry Mbaoh, ICRC Yaoundé, tel. ++ (237) 222 58 59 / 223 94 25