Group 4 – Scenario 2
Jean Claude, 8 years old
Steps Taken
  • Take a photo
  • Gather information about JC's family from him - Names/ages of parents, siblings, any information on extended family (aunties, uncles, cousins) that lived by
  • Gather information about other family living further away, including names and ages (if he knows/remember)
  • Gather information about his community - Names of community leaders, teachers, church leaders,
  • Gather information about his home area - Description of what the land looked like, specific landmarks (trees, lakes, desert, boulders, etc)
  • Review other information - background info on conflict, talk with others who came into the camp at the same time (where they came from) and if they know people who had children fitting JC description.
  • Walk around the camp with JC to see if anyone recognizes him and vice versa, and to see if he can find Emile
  • Check if there's a list of families with lost kids, or if there are different camps where his parents/other siblings may be
  • On-going conflict in his place of origin
  • JC's age - his ability to know/remember information about his family members, home, community, etc
  • JC's exhaustion/shock in the immediate aftermath of the conflict and fleeing his home - May be unable to recall information that he knows, such as names and places
  • Psychological toll from being separated from Emile
  • Commonality of names - Jean Claude and Emile may be common names to the area
  • Lack of birth certificate/identification or official/registered home address
  • Lack of infrastructure/well-developed communication systems
  • Security - ability to walk around the camp or outside of the camp to find others
  • Corruption/trust issues in camps
  • Addressing basic needs - health, food/water, ensuring personal safety
  • Keeping JC in a child friendly space, away from additional threats
  • Walking around the camp
  • Interviewing JC himself, registering and documenting his information/taking a photo