What to do if you are looking for a relative


You are anxious for news of a relative with whom you have lost contact due to an armed conflict, other situations of violence or a natural disaster. Postal service, telephone and other regular means of communication have broken down.

 Have you lost contact with a family member? Go first to http://familylinks.icrc.org  

 What else can be done?  

There is no single solution to restore contact with your relative. The ICRC and the tracing services of the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies adapt their working methods according to the situation and needs. Please bear in mind that in conflict situations, security restrictions might limit the scope of our action as well as the means that need to be put forth in the search for your relative.

To find out whether we can help you and how, please contact: 

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