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Family Tracing: A good practice guide

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Save the Children UK

Children are separated, lost, kidnapped, and abandoned during times of war, drought, migration, displacement, and in times of extreme poverty. When separated and displaced, children require assistance in reuniting with their caretakers. Save the Children and other humanitarian organizations work on such programmes in difficult settings to ensure that displaced children are reunited with their families again.

The aim of this guide is to compile Save the Children’s learnings of family tracing and to disseminate them for future programming. It is intended for planners and practitioners who are working on current reunification programming, are setting up a new programme, or who wish to improve their work with separated children in non-crisis settings.

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