World Refugee Week

Topics: National, Finding Family, Migrant and Refugee Services
June 11, 2013

World Refugee Week

World Refugee Week, taking place from June 16-22, is a time to honour the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their countries to escape the threat of conflict and violence.

The Canadian Red Cross plays a vital role in the safety, protection and well-being of refugees around the world through a variety of programs, including Restoring Family Links. Run primarily by volunteers, the Restoring Family Links program locates family members who have been separated by conflict and disaster, and facilitates communication through Red Cross messages.

The confusion that accompanies humanitarian crises often separates families when they need each other the most. Long before most survivors seek out the necessities of life, such as food, water, or shelter, they desperately try to find their family. In Canada, our international tracing and messaging program receives hundreds of new requests every year from families living in Canada.

Click here to learn more about the programs and services offered to refugees by the Canadian Red Cross.

Click here to learn more about how the Canadian Red Cross has helped reconnect families around the world.