BANGKOK, 16 March 2011 (IRIN) - Tsunamis,
earthquakes, and violent conflicts leave in their wake chaos and unpredictability.
In these and other situations, hasty evacuations, rushed hospitalizations,
and sudden deaths separate children from their parents, leaving many missing
while others wait anxiously for news. In such situations, tracing - tracking
down missing relatives - is vital for family reunification.
"Tracing services often locate and
reunite parents with children during recovery," said Unni Krishnan,
disaster response policy coordinator at Plan International.