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Restoring Family Links in Bangladesh

 
How the Family Links Network of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement can help you look for a family member, restore contact with a family member or be reunited with a family member​.

We help you to look for family members in Bangladesh
​ The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the ICRC help people look for family members in Bangladesh.

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.

Our priority is to help:

  • minors and parents of unaccompanied or separated children;
  • elderly people;
  • women;
  • sick or hospitalized people;
  • disabled or handicapped people;
  • migrants;
  • foreign detainees.

We help you look for family members in another country
​The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the ICRC, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies abroad, help people in Bangladesh look for family members abroad. 

We try to help you when you have lost contact due to: 

  • armed conflict or other situations of violence;
  • natural and/or man-made disasters;
  • migration;

or in other situations of humanitarian need, when possible.

Our priority is to help:

  • minors and parents of unaccompanied or separated children;
  • elderly people;
  • women;
  • sick or hospitalized people;
  • disabled or handicapped people;
  • migrants.

We help restore contact between family members
​The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the ICRC help people in Bangladesh restore and maintain contact with family members through Red Cross/Red Crescent messages. This service is provided for:
  • people who have lost contact with their family members due to armed conflict, natural or man-made disasters, or migration; and
  • in particular, for minors, elderly people, women, sick or disabled people, parents of unaccompanied or separated children, and foreign detainees; and
  • when normal channels of communication (telephone lines, postal system, etc.) are disrupted or not available;

or in other situations of humanitarian need, when possible.

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society also organizes a telephone service with the support of the ICRC in time of disaster, in places of detention and in other situations of humanitarian need, when possible.


We help reunite families
​The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the ICRC help reunite people with their families in Bangladesh or abroad if this is possible. In particular, we try to help vulnerable people.

We help Bangladeshi nationals detained abroad and foreign nationals detained in Bangladesh in connection with conflicts or other situations of violence and migration.

We work with the authorities of the Government of Bangladesh, relevant embassies and other international organizations to help Bangladeshi nationals and foreigners in Bangladesh to arrange possible repatriation.

Any involvement in family reunification depends on authorization from the government authorities.​


We provide other services
The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society visits foreign detainees in different prisons in Bangladesh to provide restoring family links services as required.

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society assists government authorities in dead body management (i.e. identification, transfer to morgues, burial, provision of body bags, etc.), especially in time of natural disaster and other emergencies, with the support of the ICRC.

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the ICRC notify family members of Bangladeshi nationals detained abroad and foreigners detained in Bangladesh.

The ICRC in Dhaka issues ICRC travel documents to people if needed.

For more information, please contact the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society or the ICRC in Dhaka:

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

Phone:

Calling from abroad:

  • +88 02 933 0188
  • +88 02 933 0189 Ext. 237 & 223
  • Tracing Services: +88 02 9354296
Fax:

Sending a fax from abroad:

  • +880 (2) 9352303
  • +88 02 935 4296
Address

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS)
Building No. 4 (1st Floor)
684-686 Boro Mogh Bazar, Red Crescent Road
Dhaka-1217
Bangladesh

Email address
Website

ICRC delegation in Dhaka

Phone:

Calling from abroad:

  • +88 02 883 7461
  • +88 02 883 5515
Fax:

Sending a fax from abroad:

  • +880 2 883 7462
Address

ICRC delegation
House -72, Road-18, Block- J Banani
Dhaka 1213
Bangladesh

Email address

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

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