The International Committee of the Red Cross tracked down 20 people who had relocated to neighbouring South Africa and never communicated with their families and reunited them with their loved ones in Zimbabwe. Some people, traccked down by the Trace The Family program had left their families 4 decades ago.
Speaking to the Herald about the program, ICRC representative Mr Hilton Zvidzayi said:
We are running a pilot project to understand the needs and challenges in terms of reuniting missing and deceased people with their families. So we had 67 cases reported in Gwanda and 33 cases reported in Zaka.
Of these cases, we managed to solve 20 which have been closed successfully with our intervention after we managed to collect data in Zimbabwe and take it to South Africa and managed to reunite these 20 people with their families back home
Many Zimbabweans cross the Limpopo River into South Africa in search of greener pastures.
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