Finding Loved Ones After a Crisis
Armed conflict, international disasters and migration leave millions of people around the globe in urgent need of humanitarian assistance every year. As the world’s largest humanitarian network, Red Cross and Red Crescent teams help reconnect families separated by international crises. Read about twins who reunited after 68 years apart.
The American Red Cross helps reconnect loved ones when:
Our Restoring Family Links services are free and confidential. We work with you to search for and locate your family and loved ones. But, the American Red Cross does not provide financial assistance for family members as a result of a successful reconnection.
Learn more: Reconnecting Families FAQs.
Find a Family Member Internationally
You can also call our free national helpline at 844-782-9441 or use the International Reconnecting Families Inquiry Form
Other Red Cross Services
Find Family in the U.S.
If you've been displaced by a recent disaster in the United States—or are looking for a loved one who has been recently displaced— Red Cross’ Safe and Well listings are a good place to start.
Assistance for Military Families
If your military family has an emergency need for communication, Red Cross' Hero Care Center is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Red Cross Helps Connect Family and Friends Overseas
The family messages transmitted by the American Red Cross can be very brief, but the three short words "I am alive" may be all that is needed to ease the minds of distraught loved ones half a world away.
OUR BLOG: Restoring Family Links