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Red Cross Reunites Liberian Families

The Red Cross is tracking more than 1,800 Liberian children reported separated from their families during this west African country’s last, three-year civil war — a fraction of the millions displaced in the 14 years of conflict. About 800 other children have been reconnected with parents or other relatives, though the reunion, is not always picture-perfect. The tracing effort is the largest ever attempted by the Red Cross in West Africa, said Marcel Stoessel, part of the program. “We’d like to solve these cases as soon as possible,” Stoessel said. Most of the children being traced are now living in Guinea and Sierra Leone, Liberia’s northern and western neighbors. Other children are in Ivory Coast, Ghana, or in Liberia itself. Full Story

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