American Red Cross caseworkers around the U.S. help families locate missing relatives. Annually the American Red Cross assists more than 5,000 families trying to reconnect with their loved ones in the U.S. and around the world.
Here's a partial listing of Restoring Family Links Program services:
Certificates of Detention
Specific to the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s. Used to request documentation that someone was visited by the ICRC while in detention.
Used to locate family members separated internationally by armed conflict and other humanitarian emergencies. Also used to clarify or document the fate of relatives missing due to armed conflict.
Holocaust and WWII Tracing and Documentation
Families continue to be separated as a result of WWII and many survivors look to the Red Cross to locate missing loved ones and find documentation on their own and their relative’s war time experiences.
International Disaster Inquiries
International Disaster Inquiries are used to assist family members who have lost communication after the occurrence of a major natural disaster such as an earthquake or typhoon.
Migration leaves millions of people around the globe in urgent need of humanitarian assistance every year. American Red Cross caseworkers at local chapter offices help families locate missing relatives that have been separated due to migration.
How can you contact a local program representative? .
If you or someone you know has been separated from their loved ones internationally, or for additional information on the program and eligibility for services, please contact Carla Dillard Homer at (404) 575-3136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.