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Restoring Family Links in the United States

 
How the Family Links Network of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement can help you look for a family member or restore contact with a family member​​​​
We help you to look for family members in United States
The American Red Cross helps people look for family members in the USA.

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

  • armed conflict or other situations of violence, including World War II;  
  • natural or man-made disasters;
  • migration;

or in other situations of humanitarian need, when possible.

We will decide if we can help you after analysing your particular case.

Immediately after a major disaster in the USA, the American Red Cross helps people search for their family members through the American Red Cross Disaster Family Linking Website at http://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php. Anyone can search this website to find out if his or her loved ones are safe and well. 

As a last resort, and only if the enquirer consents to it, the American Red Cross may also use radio broadcasts, flyers in public places or print media to locate missing people.​


We help you look for family members in another country

The American Red Cross, together with ICRC and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies abroad, helps people in the USA 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, including World War II;
  • natural or man-made disasters;
  • migration;

or in other situations of humanitarian need, when possible.


We help restore contact between family members

The American Red Cross helps people restore and maintain contact with family members in the USA through Red Cross messages. This service is provided for:

  • people living in conflict areas;
  • displaced people or refugees; and
  • detainees; 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.


We provide other services
​​​The American Red Cross can try to find information for persons who are worried about the health and well-being of a close family member with whom they have suddenly lost contact.​​

For more information, please contact the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross

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

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