International Services

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Our chapter offers services and programs that touch people both locally and globally. When war, civil unrest or disaster cause families to separate, an inability to communicate with each other or even know if a loved one is still alive only deepens the mental and emotional anguish caused by their separation. To address this, Congress chartered the American Red Cross to provide tracing, message delivery and other international services. We do this by working with the American National Red Cross in Washington, D.C., to exchange messages and tracing requests with other Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Tracing Services - The American Red Cross works with other members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement around the world and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to locate missing loved ones during or after war, civil unrest, or a disaster in another country. more...

Worldwide Messages - Through an international network of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the ICRC, we can send a message with a current address to a family member in another country, and through the same means deliver a reply message to the inquirer. more...

International Disaster Welfare Inquiry - When an earthquake, typhoon, or other natural disaster strikes, normal ways that families keep in touch with each other may be unavailable for some time. more...

International Humanitarian Law - The Geneva Conventions of 1949, four treaties signed by almost every nation in the world, and the 1977 Additional Protocols, strive to establish humanitarian standards for the protection of wounded and sick combatants; wounded, sick and shipwrecked combatants at sea; prisoners of war; and civilians. more...

Landmines - The American Red Cross is committed to a global ban on the production, stockpiling, transfer, and use of all anti-personnel mines. more...

Holocaust Tracing - As Holocaust survivors and their families continue to age, the importance of making our tracing services accessible to them becomes increasingly urgent. A search for a loved one can bring the solace of knowing what happened to that family member or close friend. more...

Restoring Family Links

Wars, civil disturbances and natural disasters bring great confusion and suffering. In the midst of such trying circumstances, individuals seek the love and support of their family members. However, armed conflict and emergencies are often barriers, separating loved ones when they need each other the most. In order to allievate some of the anguish of those who must endure unbelievably harsh conditions, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Red Cross network, including the Southern Nevada Chapter, work to help families reconnect.

For more information, please contact us at (702) 791-3311.