Emergencies and family tracing and family reunification

A summary of the rights of the child under Article 5 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Article 5 clearly states that children have the right to a family and that families have the right to care for their children. These rights are just as applicable in emergency situations as in any other situation. Actions to support and reunite separated children may require a long-term commitment, involving not just the initial phase of an emergency or the first few months but possibly a number of years.