Seeking information on an individual affected by a conflict
The Agency archives contain information collected by the ICRC about individuals during its humanitarian work in armed conflicts.
Current or recent armed conflict
If you are seeking information about someone in connection with a current or recent armed conflict, please go to: FamilyLinks. If you are looking for a family member with whom you have lost contact, please contact the National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society of the country in which you live.
Conflicts in the twentieth century
Request for information:
If you are seeking information about someone who was a prisoner of war or a civilian internee during a conflict in the twentieth century, please contact the Agency archives.
As of 1 February 2014, only requests of a humanitarian nature will be accepted. These must be:
- submitted by the person directly concerned;
- linked to administrative procedures or a compensation claim;
- concern the search for a natural father or grandfather.
The request, together with a statement explaining the reason for it, should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will respond only to requests that fulfil the above-mentioned conditions.
First World War:
The archives will be online in August 2014. More information
Suspension of research concerning the Second World War:
Owing to a conservation and communication project, research into these archives will be temporarily suspended as from 1 February 2014. More information