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Restoring Family Links in Kosovo

 
How the Family Links Network of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement can help you look for a family member or restore contact with a family member
We help you to look for family members in Kosovo
The ICRC, together with the tracing services of the two Red Cross entities*, the Red Cross of Kosova (RCK) and the Red Cross of Kosovo and Metohija (RCKM), helps people look for family members in Kosovo1.
 
We try to help you when you have lost contact due to:
  • armed conflict or other situations of violence;
  • natural or man-made disasters;
  • migration;  
or in other situations of humanitarian need, when possible.

The ICRC accepts tracing requests and can try to find information about people missing in connection with the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina (30 April 1991 – 14 February 1996) and in the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995), the crisis in Kosovo (1998-2000) and the events in South Serbia in 2001.

The ICRC maintains a list of people who went missing between 1992 and 1995 in connection with the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina and who were reported to the ICRC by the families before 6 December 2011. The list may be consulted at http://familylinks.icrc.org/bosnia. The ICRC remains responsible for the follow-up and management of their data.

A list of people missing in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of the Republic of Croatia (1991–1995) may be consulted at http://familylinks.icrc.org/croatia

The ICRC maintains a list of people missing in connection with the crisis in Kosovo (1998-2000) and the events in South Serbia in 2001. The list may be consulted at http://familylinks.icrc.org/kosovo.

The ICRC has also produced books containing the names of persons missing in connection with the armed conflict in the Republic of Croatia (last updated in 2012) and the crisis in Kosovo including the events in South Serbia (last updated in 2007). These books can be consulted at the ICRC offices and at the branches of the RCK and the RCKM.

*Not part of the 189 National Societies recognised by the ICRC
1) UN Resolution 1244
We help you to look for family members in another country
The tracing services of the two Red Cross entities*, the Red Cross of Kosova (RCK) and the Red Cross of Kosovo and Metohija (RCKM), together with the ICRC and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies abroad, help people in Kosovo look for family members in another country.

We try to help you when you have lost contact due to:
  • armed conflict or other situations of violence;
  • natural or man-made disasters;
  • migration;  
or in other situations of humanitarian need, when possible.

The ICRC accepts tracing requests and can try to find information about people missing in connection with the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina (30 April 1991 – 14 February 1996) and in the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995), the crisis in Kosovo (1998-2000) and the events in South Serbia in 2001.

The ICRC maintains a list of people who went missing between 1992 and 1995 in connection with the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina and who were reported to the ICRC by the families before 6 December 2011. The list may be consulted at http://familylinks.icrc.org/bosnia. The ICRC remains responsible for the follow-up and management of their data.

A list of people missing in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of the Republic of Croatia (1991–1995) may be consulted at http://familylinks.icrc.org/croatia

The ICRC maintains a list of people missing in connection with the crisis in Kosovo (1998-2000) and the events in South Serbia in 2001. The list may be consulted at http://familylinks.icrc.org/kosovo.

The ICRC has also produced books containing the names of persons missing in connection with the armed conflict in the Republic of Croatia (last updated in 2012) and the crisis in Kosovo including the events in South Serbia (last updated in 2007). These books can be consulted at the ICRC offices and at the branches of the RCK and the RCKM.

*Not part of the 189 National Societies recognised by the ICRC
We help to restore contacts between family members
The tracing services of the two Red Cross entities*, the Red Cross of Kosova (RCK) and the Red Cross of Kosovo and Metohija (RCKM), together with the ICRC, help people restore and maintain contact with family members through Red Cross messages.

This service is provided:
  • for detainees visited by the ICRC;
  • when loss of contact is due to the crisis in Kosovo (1998-2000) or the events in South Serbia (2001);
  • when loss of contact is due to other armed conflict or situations of violence, natural or man-made disasters, or migration; and
  • when other means of communication (telephone lines, postal system, etc.) are disrupted or not available;  
or in other situations of humanitarian need, when possible.
We provide other services
The tracing services of the two Red Cross entities*, the Red Cross of Kosova (RCK) and the Red Cross of Kosovo and Metohija (RCKM), can try to find information for people who are worried about the health and well-being of a close family member with whom they have suddenly lost contact.
 
The ICRC may issue attestations of detention for former detainees registered by the ICRC.

The ICRC may issue a missing person confirmation letter for family members of people who have gone missing as a result of the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995) and in the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995) and of the events in Kosovo (1998-2000) and South Serbia in 2001, if those individuals have been reported to the ICRC.

For more information, please contact the ICRC in Pristina or the Red Cross of Kosova* or the Red Cross of Kosovo and Metohija*:

The Red Cross of Kosova

Phone:

Calling from abroad:

  • +381 38 221 427
Fax:

Sending a fax from abroad:

  • + 381 38 242 284
Address

The Red Cross of Kosova (RCK)
"Tirana" street nr 27, 10000
Pristina
Kosovo

Find the closest office: http://redcross-ks.org/new/deget

Email address
Website

The Red Cross of Kosovo and Metohija

Phone:

Calling from abroad:

  • +381 38 422 024
Fax:

Sending a fax from abroad:

  • +381 38 425 361
Address

Red Cross of Kosovo and Metohija (RCKM)
"Lola Ribar" str. nr.52
40000 Mitrovica
Kosovo

Email address

ICRC delegation in Pristina

Phone:

Calling from abroad:

  • +381 38 249 114
  • +381 38 249 115
Address

ICRC delegation in Pristina
Pashko Vasa str. no.15
10000, Pristina
Kosovo

Email address

Our services are free of charge. We will treat your information confidentially.

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