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Restoring Family Links in Iraq

 
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 Iraq
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society and the ICRC help people look for family members in Iraq.
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;
  • certain cases of arrest and detention;
  • pilgrimage;
or in other situations of humanitarian need, when possible.

Current crisis (2014-ongoing)

For Iraqi nationals and foreigners in Iraq, the ICRC collects and documents tracing cases and allegations of arrest by State Forces and non-state actors. However, please note that at this stage, the ICRC is not in a position to address cases to non-state actors.

Iran-Iraq War and 1990-91 Gulf War (Kuwait)

Families can submit their enquiries to:

Directorate of Human Rights

Iraqi Ministry of Defense

e.mail: hmr.dir@ucidn.iraqi-mod.org

phone number: 00964 790 194 5476


For Iranian nationals who went missing in relation to the Iran/Iraq War (1980 -1988), please consult the country page on Iran.

For Kuwaiti nationals who went missing in relation to the 1990-91 Gulf War, please consult the country page on Kuwait

For persons allegedly arrested since 2003 and still missing

  • For people allegedly arrested by security forces under Kurdish authorities after 20.03.2003: please contact the ICRC
  • For people allegedly arrested by security forces under the Iraqi central authorities after 01.01.2010: please contact the ICRC
For persons allegedly arrested by security forces under the Iraqi Central Authorities, between 2003 and 2010, and are still unaccounted for:

Families can submit their enquiries to:

Directorate of Human Rights

Iraqi Ministry of Defense

e.mail: hmr.dir@ucidn.iraqi-mod.org

phone number: 00964 790 194 5476

Camp Liberty

All residents of the camp have been re-located in a third country under the supervision of the UNHCR. The ICRC Delegation in Iraq does not accept any individual cases anymore.

Read here the Q&A for Families of Missing Persons in Iraq in English / Arabic

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

Iran-Iraq War and 1990-91 Gulf War (Kuwait)

Families can submit their enquiries to:

Directorate of Human Rights

Iraqi Ministry of Defense

e.mail: hmr.dir@ucidn.iraqi-mod.org

phone number: 00964 790 194 5476

For Iranian nationals who went missing in relation to the Iran/Iraq War (1980 -1988), please consult the country page on Iran

For Kuwaiti nationals who went missing in relation to the 1990-91 Gulf War, please consult the country page on Kuwait.

Read here the Q&A for Families of Missing Persons in Iraq in English/Arabic

We help to restore contacts between family members
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society and the ICRC help people in Iraq restore and maintain contact with family members through Red Cross messages. This service is provided: 
  • for close relatives;
  • when loss of contact is due to an armed conflict, other 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.

The ICRC also helps Iraqi nationals and foreign detainees in Iraq restore and maintain contact with their family members through Red Cross messages or oral messages (salamats).

We help to reunite families
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society and the ICRC, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies abroad, UNHCR and other organizations, can help reunite separated vulnerable family members with their families in Iraq or abroad when possible.

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

We provide other services
The ICRC can facilitate the repatriation to Iraq of Iraqi nationals detained abroad and, together with their embassies in Iraq, of vulnerable foreigners detained in Iraq (subject to their approval).

The ICRC and the Iraqi Red Crescent Society deliver ICRC certificates for persons visited and registered by the ICRC.

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society forwards official documents with Red Cross messages for people in other countries where postal or consular services are not operating, if this is possible.

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society and the ICRC are able to assist with the repatriation of human remains across national borders in cooperation with the authorities concerned.

For more information, please contact the ICRC Iraq (Baghdad delegation) or the Iraqi Red Crescent Society:

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society

Phone:

Calling from abroad:

  • + 964 770 674 008
Fax:

Sending a fax from abroad:

  • 00964 1 5372 519
Address

Al-Mansour
PO Box 6143
Baghdad
Iraq

Email address
Website

ICRC Iraq (Baghdad delegation)

Phone:

Calling from abroad:

  • 00964 780 196 46 14
  • 00964 780 196 46 15
Address

ICRC Iraq (Baghdad delegation)
P.O.3317 Al Alwiyah Post office
Baghdad

Email address

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

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