A refugee reunites with his mom… 20 years later

(WOOD) After being apart for more than 20 years, a refugee from Sierra Leone living in Michigan was reunited with his mother Monday.

Tamba Biango was separated from his mother when rebels attacked his village in the early 1990s.

“I went to my mom’s house. I couldn’t find her. I asked some of my neighbors. They said they saw my mom, they went to another village. I went to that village. They say they went to another village,” Biango said.

He had to escape, but never gave up on finding her.

Biango spent eight years in various countries before making it to the U.S in 2001. Eventually, he was able to call his mother on the phone.

“I said, ‘I’m alive,'” Biango recalled the phone conversation. “She said, ‘How can I prove that you are alive?’ She started asking me some questions — where I was born, what is the name of my uncle, what is the name of my sisters — so I name all of them. She said, ‘Oh, you’re my son. You’re still alive.'”

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