International Committee of the Red Cross

'My daughter, I'm still alive'

Photo gallery 04 January 2018

Restoring Family Links

Every year, thousands of family members are separated by conflicts, disasters or migration. People suffer terribly when they lose contact with their loved ones and don't know where they are or whether they are safe.

The ICRC and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies work together around the world to locate people and put them back in touch with their relatives. This work includes looking for family members, restoring contact, reuniting families and seeking to clarify the fate of those who remain missing. 

In Cambodia, it has been extraordinarily successful. After decades of civil war, bombing, mass murder and famine, almost 36,000 people have been reunited with their families. To learn more about our tracing service, click here.