A Practice Handbook: For family tracing and reunification in emergencies

Save the Children International

This handbook consolidates learning garnered from Save the Children's experience of setting up, managing and investing in the Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) programme in South Sudan in order to contribute to the strengthening of Save the Children’s approach to FTR in sudden onset of emergencies where Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) programmes need to respond to large scale family separations. Thus, the handbook:

  • Provides practical reference on how to set up and operationalise a national Inter-Agency FTR programme in emergency response.
  • Documents the experience of Save the Children in coordinating a national participatory interagency approach to family tracing and reunification in emergency response in South Sudan.
  • Details the FTR successes since its inception in December 2013 and the factors that have helped improve its effectiveness and spread its coverage in the emergency affected regions of South Sudan.