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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.

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International family tracing

If families get separated after conflict, disaster or migration, we trace missing relatives and put them back in touch – wherever they are.

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How we will work on your case

If you want us to trace a family member, you can read about what information we need and how we will work on your case.


International Day of the Disappeared

International Day of the Disappeared is on 30 August, every year - when we recognise the numbers of people still missing through conflict, disaster and migration.

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Other organisations that may be able to help trace relatives

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

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Finding missing family true stories

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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Finding families in Europe

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Our 'Trace the Face' website and service helps you look for loved ones in Europe in an active way.

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