Family separation is a significant protection concern. IDPs have the right to know the fate and whereabouts of missing relatives and be reunited with them. It is the responsibility of the authorities to provide such information and set up tracing and reunification measures or work with organisations that do so.
The indicators on family separation and access to reunification mechanisms can be collected at the household level, though prevalence of unaccompanied minors will be calculated at the individual level.
Macro-level information on the availability and effectiveness of existing services as well as data from protection monitoring and reunification programs should also be included in the analysis. The definition of a family caries by context and should be taken into account when collecting data on these indicators.