The Somali Red Crescent Society or the ICRC helps people look for family members in Somalia. Because of security concerns, we cannot provide services in all areas of Somalia.
We try to help you when you have lost contact due to:
- the ongoing armed conflict in Somaliland from 1987 onwards;
- the ongoing armed conflict in the rest of Somalia from 1991 onwards;
- natural or man-made disasters;
or in other situations of humanitarian need, when possible.
As one means of looking for family members, the ICRC, in cooperation with the BBC, reads out the names of missing Somalis on the “Missing Persons” radio programme six times a week. This takes place at the request of their families.
The ICRC in cooperation with the Somali Red Crescent Society maintains a list of people whose names have been broadcast in the "Missing Persons" radio programme during the past six months or for whom tracing requests were opened by the Red Cross / Red Crescent network. It is available at http://familylinks.icrc.org/somalia
We cannot help you in cases of family disputes.