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Restoring Family Links in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 
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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina help people look for family members within Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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 Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina accepts tracing requests and can try to find information on persons missing in connection with the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (30 April 1991 - 14 February1996), the conflict 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 were reported to the ICRC by the families before 6 December 2011. The list is available at http://familylinks.icrc.org/bosnia. The ICRC remains responsible for the follow-up and management of the data.

A list of people missing in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995) is available 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 is available at http://familylinks.icrc.org/kosovo.

The ICRC has also produced books with the names of people missing in connection with the armed conflict in the Republic of Croatia (last updated in 2012), the crisis in Kosovo and the events in South Serbia (last updated in 2007). The books can be consulted in the offices of the ICRC and the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


We help you to look for family members in another country

The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies abroad, helps people in Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina accepts tracing requests and can try to find information on people missing in connection with the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (30 April 1991 - 14 February 1996), the conflict 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 were reported to the ICRC by the families before 6 December 2011. The list is available at http://familylinks.icrc.org/bosnia. The ICRC remains responsible for the follow-up and management of the data.

A list of people missing in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995) is available 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 is available at http://familylinks.icrc.org/kosovo.

The ICRC has also produced books with the names of people missing in connection with the armed conflict in the Republic of Croatia (last updated in 2012), the crisis in Kosovo and the events in South Serbia (last updated in 2007). The books can be consulted in the offices of the ICRC and the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


We help to restore contacts between family members

The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina helps people in Bosnia and Herzegovina restore and maintain contact with family members through Red Cross messages. This service is provided:

  • when loss of contact is due to armed conflict, other situations of violence, 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.

The ICRC can help restore and maintain contact through Red Cross messages in certain cases of detention.


We help to reunite families
The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with the ICRC and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies abroad, can help reunite people with their families in Bosnia and Herzegovina or abroad if this is possible. 

Any involvement in family reunification depends on authorization from the government authorities.
We provide other services

The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 provides attestations of detention for detainees registered by the ICRC during the most recent conflicts in the region. These services are provided at the detainee’s request.

The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina, may provide a Missing Person Confirmation Letter for family members of persons who have gone missing as a result of the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (30 April 1991 - 14 February 1996).

The ICRC may issue a Missing Person Confirmation Letter for family members of people who went missing as a result of the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995) and in the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995), the crisis in Kosovo (1998-2000) and the events in South Serbia in 2001 if those people were reported to the ICRC.

The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the ICRC, National Red Cross or Red Crescent Societies abroad, and the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany, provides attestations related to World War II for those registered as prisoners of war or detainees.

The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina forwards official documents for people in need in areas where no postal or consular services are operating.


For more information, please contact the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina or the ICRC in Sarajevo:

Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Phone:

Calling from abroad:

  • phone +387 33 263 945
Fax:

Sending a fax from abroad:

  • fax +387 33 263 946
Address

Red Cross Society of BiH
Kranjčevićeva 2
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Email address

ICRC delegation in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Phone:

Calling from abroad:

  • +387 33 565 669 Tracing Service
  • +387 33 565 650 ICRC Sarajevo
Fax:

Sending a fax from abroad:

  • +387 33 565 660
Address

ICRC delegation
Kolodvorska 12
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Email address

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

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