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Finding missing family members

We help to restore contact between families separated by armed conflict, disaster or migration by using the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network.

Finding missing family

Women embracing after being reunited

Read more about how our tracing services work and the kinds of cases we can help with.

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Finding family in Gaza or elsewhere in the Occupied Palestinian Territories or Israel

People standing in rubble in Gaza

If you have lost contact with family members in the Occupied Palestinian Territories or Israel, we may be able to help you.

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Finding missing family in Iraq

Displaced people on the streets

Violence in Iraq has caused 800,000 people to flee their homes. If you have lost contact with family members in Iraq, we may be able to help.

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How we will work on your case

Volunteer explaining services to a woman

If you want us to trace a family member, you can read about how we work in more detail.

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Winning entries 2013

Men reading Red Cross messages in Sudan

Check out the best stories and poems in last year's writing competition on Day of the Disappeared.

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If we can't help, we can point you to other organisations, in the UK and overseas, that may be able to.

For more than 100 years, the Red Cross has helped people find those they have lost because of conflict or disaster. Read their stories.


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Amuun’s story: overjoyed to find my mother alive

Amuun Mohamoud and her children

After fleeing Kenya, Amuun lost contact with her mother and thought she’d died – until we put them back in touch.

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