Reconnecting Families

  • Red Cross Northern Nevada Reconnecting Families
The American Red Cross offers a website that offers people the opportunity to:
  • Search a list of missing persons or a list of people who’ve listed themselves as alive
  • Register the names of people with whom contact has been lost
  • Register the names of people who are trying to let others know that they’re alive
When a war or disaster affects a region the chaos and confusion that can follow often separates families when they need each other the most. Whether it’s been weeks or years, the American Red Cross uses our global reach with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the network of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in nearly every country in the world to help find loved ones and reconnect families who’ve been separated by natural disasters, armed conflict, migration or other humanitarian emergencies.

Every year, Red Cross caseworkers from around the United States assist more than 5,000 families trying to reconnect with their loved ones in the U.S. and across the globe.

The Restoring Family Links Program Offers Service Including:

  • 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.

  • Tracing Inquiries
    Used to locate family members separated internationally by armed conflict or other humanitarian emergencies. This service is also used to clarify or document the fate of relatives missing due to armed conflict.

  • Holocaust and WWII Tracing and Documentation
    After decades, some families continue to search for family members who were separated as a result of WWII. 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
    Used to assist family members who have lost communication after the occurrence of a major natural disaster like an earthquake or typhoon.
How can you contact a local program representative?
If you or someone you know has been separated from their loved ones in another country, or for additional information on the program and eligibility for services, please contact the Nevada Region International Services team at 702-369-8541.