Lexington sisters hear from father for first time since escaping war torn country

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It's a reunion more than a decade in the making. Two women, who barely escaped a war torn country, reunited with their father.

Sifa Ndusha and her sister, Marie, last saw their father as they were under attack in the Congo.

Before they escaped, they saw their mother killed.

A Red Cross program called the Red Crescent Movement recently helped them locate their father. They now have a letter from him, 15 years after they last saw him. It comes after a search that spanned Lexington, Washington, D.C. and deep into central Africa.

"The process took about a year," says Red Cross volunteer Germaine O'Connell.

The women live in the U.S. with three other siblings. They say they're grateful for what the Red Cross has helped them do.

"I thank the Red Cross and think maybe the people here know what it feels like to lose family members," says Marie Ndusha.

" I am just so grateful right now," says Sifa Ndusha.

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