accessibility & help
If people are concerned about a family member they should call the Metropolitan Police Service Incident Room number – 0800 032 4539. This is open 24 hours a day. If someone was reported as missing and has been found safe, please call the Incident Room with an update.
Our partners the Bangladesh Red Crescent are supporting people affected by severe flooding and landslides on 12 June. This includes tracing missing persons and restoring contact between family members. If you need information about someone who may have been affected, follow the steps below to contact us.
Have you been separated from your family by war, a natural disaster or migration? Find out how we may be able to help you.
We may be able to help you:
All our services are free and confidential.
Following a security incident involving eight members of staff on 8 February in Jawzjan province, Afghanistan, the ICRC has suspended all tracing activities in the country.
As a result, the International Family Tracing service is unable to accept any new tracing enquiries from individuals looking for their family in Afghanistan until further notice. We advise you to check this page regularly for any update to the service.
The only service that we are currently able to offer for enquiries to Afghanistan is Trace the Face, an online tracing tool that uses photographs to help family members find each other.
Visit the Trace the Face website for more information and to look through photos, or contact your local office following the instructions above to publish your own photo.
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.
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