Sudanese family separated for 5 years reunited in Maine

For Haroun Adam, the new year holds the promise of a new future for his family.

Adam was reunited with his wife and four young sons in mid-December, The Portland Press Herald reports.

Adam and his family was among the more than 2 million Sudanese displaced by the ongoing turmoil in their country, according to the Press Herald. Their village was destroyed in 2003, and the family ended up in a refugee camp.

Adam was resettled in Maine in 2013, and has been working to get his wife and children to the U.S. since. He hadn’t seen his family in almost five years, and he’d never met his youngest son.

The Portland Press Herald captured the emotional reunion of the family at the Portland International Jetport.

Read the full Press Herald story here and watch the video below:

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