How does Trace the Face Southern Africa work?
Every year, National Red Cross or Red Crescent Societies are contacted by hundreds of families who have lost contact with their relatives somewhere within the Southern African region.
The Tracing Services of the National Societies try to help these families to find their family members.
However, the search is often difficult, because for example:
Now, the Restoring Family Links Network would like to give families the chance to look for their loved ones in an active way: families can have their photo published on our website or on Red Cross posters in several countries in Southern Africa.
The publication of photos will give sought family members the possibility to contact a Red Cross office and to get in contact with their family who tries to find them.
Before your photo can be published, please check if you meet the following criteria:
- The family separation is due to migration, displacement as a result of conflict, natural disaster or another humanitarian situation.
Only your photo and the nature of the family link to your missing relative are published, all other information (your name, etc.) will be kept confidential.
Your personal data will not be published without your written approval and consent.
People from all around the world will be able to see your photo. If they recognize you and are willing to contact you, they can contact us through a form available for them on the website.
Once we receive this form, we will contact you and discuss the next steps.
You can always decide to delete your photo from the website. Just inform us and we will take the necessary steps to do so.
Minors are welcome to contact us, and we will keep their data for tracing, but their pictures will not be published.