accessibility & help
Have you been separated from your family by war, a natural disaster or migration? Find out how we may be able to help you.
If you are a British national concerned about other British nationals, call the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Hotline on 0207 008 0000.
For those concerned about relatives in French or Dutch Territories, information can be found here.
We may be able to help you:
All our services are free and confidential.
If you have not been able to contact relatives in Texas and Louisiana, check the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. This is updated regularly with registration lists from disaster shelters in the region.
If your relative is not listed on the Safe and Well website and they have a serious, pre-existing health or mental health condition, disability, or mobility issue, please contact your nearest British Red Cross office and tell them you would like to trace your relative.
In addition, if you are a British national concerned about other British nationals, call the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 0207 008 1500.
The International Family Tracing service can now accept new tracing enquiries from people looking for their family in Afghanistan. Please contact your local office to discuss your enquiry (see instructions above).
If you currently have an open, suspended tracing enquiry with the British Red Cross for Afghanistan, please contact your local office to confirm your contact details and whether you have any news of your family members.
You can also use Trace the Face, an online tracing tool that uses photographs to help family members find each other.
ነቶም ብሰንኪ ግጭት፣ ዕንወት ወይ ስደት ዝጠፍኡ እተፍቅርዎም ስድራቤትኩም ኣብ መላእ ዓለም ነናድየልኩም ኢና። ናብ መላእ ሃገራውያን ዶባት ድማ መልእኽታት ንሰድድ ኢና።
There are several organisations that can help you find someone in the UK or overseas.
For more than 100 years, the Red Cross has helped people find those they have lost because of conflict or disaster. Read their stories.
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.
As a teenager, Saytun was forced to flee Somalia. She left her family behind - but we helped to put them back in touch.
Read her story >
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