This leaflet provides a concise summary of the problem of families split up by war or disasters and a description of the methods used by the Movement to restore family links, reunite separated families and ascertain the status of detainees and missing persons.
It also includes an overview of results achieved in Mexico and Central America, Haiti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Afghanistan.
5/1/2012 | PUBLICATION
This publication explains how the Family Links network operates and why its services are so important. It describes situations in which family separations occur, and the many ways in which the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement supports dispersed families and families of missing people.
4/12/2011 | PUBLICATION
The development of this poster is in line with a series of efforts to highlight the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's efforts to reconnect separated family members and to promote the new logo developed for the Family Links Network.
11/4/2010 | PUBLICATION
This brochure contains the Restoring Family Links (RFL) Strategy of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and implementation plan (2008-2018) as well as a selection of relevant legal references.
2/3/2009 | PUBLICATION
The plight of people missing in armed conflict and the suffering of their families has been a consistent concern to the ICRC. This specially commissioned report, written by an independent journalist, turns the spotlight onto the plight of missing persons and their families.
8/29/2007 | PUBLICATION
The ICRC made a pledge on missing persons, to review all methods of preventing disappearances, of processing cases of missing persons and of assisting their families, towards a consensus on common practices. This publication provides a summary of the work achieved so far and highlights a number of examples of the different activities that the ICRC has undertaken in the frame of its operations and its plan of action.
8/28/2006 | PUBLICATION
This publication contains the key documents, reports, summaries and outcomes of the International Conference of Governmental and Non-Governmental Experts and the 28th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 2003.
2/1/2004 | PUBLICATION
The Missing: end the silence poster raises awareness of the plight of missing people and their families through the use of a simple but powerful image and message.
2/19/2003 | PUBLICATION
The Missing brochure outlines the various situations, which can lead to people becoming unaccounted for. It points to the international law standards intended to prevent such disappearances and recommends best practices to encourage action.
2/18/2003 | PUBLICATION
Intended for National Societies, this guide promotes a common approach of the Movement to restoring family links broken by conflict, natural disaster or other humanitarian crises.
It includes advice on refining tracing tools, including new technologies, and describes the legal basis for tracing work.
12/31/2001 | PUBLICATION
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