Case Study 1 - Identification and Documentation
  • Jean-Claude (8 years old) was separated from his parents, two sisters and little brother when the war reached his village.
  • He managed to pick up his little brother, Emile (3 years old). However, Jean-Claude was eventually lost Emile, when there was panic because someone heard shooting.
We Need to Know About:
  1. Jean Claude’s family members: mother, father, two brothers and sisters. We need to know about:
    • Their names, including their family name
    • Their age
    • Their village
    • Their physical characteristics
  2. Jean Claude’s extended families, so we can arrange a temporary care in family setting for Jean Claude while we are looking for his parents. We might also need to arrange a temporary care in family setting for Jean Claude if his parents were dead or cannot be found. Therefore, we need to know about:
    • Their names, including their family names
    • Their age
    • Their village
    • Their ability and willingness to provide care for Jean Claude’s and his brothers and sisters

We Are Going To:
  1. Ask to the people in the community about Jean Claude’s parents and siblings.
  2. Looking at schools, hospitals, clinics, schools, churches, temples and mosques, community welfare centers, refugee camps, tracing centers and orphanages to find Jean Claude’s parents and siblings.
  3. Ask to Jean Claude about his extended families and assess their ability and willingness to provide care for Jean Claude’s.
  4. Enter the information about Jean Claude and his families into an information management system.
  5. Using the media (radio, newspapers, television) to spread the necessary information about Jean Claude.