Found after four years
Nyajiper was separated from her parents for more than four years. Her father was found in Bor, a city in central South Sudan, and Nyajiper was reunited with him just a few weeks later.
Together with partners, our teams identify and register children travelling on their own and connect them to protection services. It’s thanks to this important work that children like Nyajiper can be reunited with their loved ones.
“I create a special bond with these children,” says caseworker Simon Char. “When they see me, they often come running towards me, hugging me. I’m almost like their father while we are looking for the real parents.”
Simon assists family tracing and reunification with UNICEF’s partner in Malakal, South Sudan. Together, we have reunified close to 6,000 children since the conflict broke out in 2013.
"The best part of my job is when I see the
reunited family happy and smiling together as
a result of the miracle that just happened."