Practice Relating to Rule 105. Respect for Family Life
Section B. Reunion of dispersed families
The Military Manual (2005) of the Netherlands states:
Persons who, before the beginning of hostilities, were considered Stateless persons or refugees must also be treated as protected persons. In addition, the parties to the conflict must facilitate, in every possible way, the reunion of families dispersed as a result of the conflict.
In its chapter on non-international armed conflict, the manual states:
1060. Children must receive the care and help that they need.
1061. This involves … facilitating the reuniting of families whose members have been temporarily separated.