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  • How does the ICRC help migrants?
    How does the ICRC help migrants?

    This booklet explains how the ICRC helps vulnerable migrants and their families around the world. It details our approach and describes what we, together with National Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes. Examples include visits to migrants who have been detained and helping migrants re-establish contact with their families.

    10/14/2015 | PUBLICATION

  • Accompanying the families of missing persons: A practical handbook
    Accompanying the families of missing persons: A practical handbook

    The ICRC has played an active role since 1991 in supporting the families of missing persons and advocating respect for their right to know the fate of their relatives. During the conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, families filed over 34,000 tracing requests with the ICRC, hoping to learn what had become of their loved ones and to recover their remains.

    4/8/2015 | PUBLICATION

  • Restoring family links, presenting the strategy for a worldwide network
    Restoring family links, presenting the strategy for a worldwide network

    This leaflet summarizes the work being done by the Family Links Network of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to meet the needs of those separated from their loved onesas a result of war, disasters, migration or other circumstances.

    3/30/2015 | PUBLICATION

  • Living with absence: Helping the families of the missing
    Living with absence: Helping the families of the missing

    This publication intends to raise awareness about the plight of the missing and their families. It describes the holistic response of the ICRC to their needs and refers to real-life examples of the organization's work in recent years worldwide.

    1/15/2015 | PUBLICATION

  • Hateymalo accompaniment program
    Hateymalo accompaniment program

    ICRC’s comprehensive support program to the families of missing persons in Nepal

    12/15/2014 | PUBLICATION

  • Forensic science and humanitarian action
    Forensic science and humanitarian action

    The ICRC provides advice, support and training for local authorities and forensic practitioners in searching for, recovering, analysing, identifying, and managing the remains of large numbers of victims of armed conflict, disasters, migration and other situations.

    1/22/2014 | PUBLICATION

  • Missing in Lebanon: Report on the Needs of their Families
    Missing in Lebanon: Report on the Needs of their Families

    Decades later, the fate of thousands of people who went missing in connection with armed conflicts in Lebanon still haunts their families. The findings of a report by the ICRC showed that even many years after the disappearance, what families require primarily and most urgently is to know what happened to their missing relatives, a need that remains largely unmet.

    6/20/2013 | PUBLICATION

  • Are you looking for a family member?
    Are you looking for a family member?

    This leaflet highlights the familylinks.icrc.org website, intended for people who have been separated from their family members by armed conflicts, natural disasters or migration. It explains how to contact specialists of the Red Cross and Red Crescent around the world through the website, which provides access to a range of services that are designed to help people restore contact with their loved ones.

    4/13/2013 | PUBLICATION

  • International Review of the Red Cross - Article on new technologies and new policies regarding ICRC work with missing persons
    International Review of the Red Cross - Article on new technologies and new policies regarding ICRC work with missing persons

    The field of humanitarian action is far from static, and the ICRC has worked over the years to evolve and respond to changing needs and changing circumstances. The past several decades have seen a proliferation of humanitarian actors, protracted, complex conflicts, and the rapid rise of new technologies that have significantly impacted how humanitarian work is done...

    12/1/2012 | PUBLICATION

  • Restoring links between dispersed family members
    Restoring links between dispersed family members

    This leaflet explains the ICRC's restoring family links service and recounts a number of success stories from Bangladesh, where the ICRC works with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society to restore contact between dispersed families.

    6/22/2012 | PUBLICATION

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