The Afghan Red Crescent Society and the ICRC help people in Afghanistan restore and maintain contact with family members in Afghanistan and abroad through Red Cross messages, tracing requests and allegations of arrest.
This service is provided:
- for those who have lost contact with close relatives;
- when other means of communication (telephone lines, postal system, etc.) are disrupted or not available;
- when loss of contact is due to the ongoing armed conflict, natural or man-made disasters;
or in other situations of humanitarian need, when possible.
The ICRC also helps Afghan and foreign detainees in Afghanistan restore contact with their family members.