War and disaster can separate families when they need each other most. When families are separated, the Red Cross can help by sending out simple messages such as “I am alive”.
Annually, the Red Cross assists more than 5,000 families trying to reconnect with their loved ones in the U.S. as well as around the world.
One person who has been helped by the Red Cross is Saul, a Holocaust survivor. He thought he was the only person alive in his family until the Red Cross was able to reunite him with loved ones. http://www.redcross.org/stories/saul-dreier
Red Cross will help you to reunite with your family when:
1. Families have been separated internationally as a result of war, disaster, migration or other humanitarian emergency.
2. Families have tried normal channels of communication to the extent possible.
3. The family member making the inquiry is able to provide essential information on the sought person.
4. The family member making the inquiry is a relative, who had been in direct contact with the sought person before the crisis occurred.
To begin a search, contact your local Red Cross.
If you have been dispalaced by a disaster, or are looking for loved ones who have been recently displaced, contact the safe and well listings.