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History of our refugee services

For over a century, the British Red Cross has been helping protect and support people in the UK and abroad who have been forced to leave their country fearing persecution. 

This has included the provision of tracing services to those who have lost contact with their family members.

This gallery shows some striking images from our work with refugees around the globe. (If you have trouble seeing the pictures below, please try viewing this page in a different browser.)

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Read more about our services for refugees

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Read more about our family tracing services