Red Cross Stories : Finding Family

Canadian Red Cross Stories

Finding Family

From Canada to Russia to Rwanda, the Canadian Red Cross brings families back together

January 30, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross has a long tradition of reuniting families, even against the odds.
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The Canadian Red Cross Restoring Family Links program remains a success

January 22, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross is devoted to bringing together families that have been separated and displaced by conflict or disasters around the world.
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How does the Red Cross help reunite families?

November 14, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross also plays an important role in helping the global effort to restore family links for those who have been separated from loved ones as a result of emergencies through participation in the ANTE MORTEM project.
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Have you lost contact with a loved one?

August 08, 2013 - From the outbreak of armed conflict to natural disasters, health issues, migration or detention, there are a variety of reasons why families may become separated and lose contact with each other.
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World Refugee Week

June 11, 2013 -

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. 


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Contacting family members in Haiti through the Canadian Red Cross

May 15, 2013 - Working with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the Canadian Red Cross has been able to coordinate activities intended to re-establish connections between Haitians and their relatives living in Canada.
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What are the benefits of the Canadian Red Cross Family Tracing Service?

April 05, 2013 - With the Family Tracing Service, the Canadian Red Cross helps immediate family members restore communication with a relative.
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Finding family services help loved ones gain peace of mind

January 22, 2013 - If you were forced to leave the country as a result of an emergency, would you know how to get in touch with the relatives you had no choice but to leave behind?
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How do Red Cross Messages help reconnect families?

October 22, 2012 - Each year, the Canadian Red Cross sends and receives between 500 to 600 Red Cross Messages, giving it a crucial role in the this essential service.
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Red Cross helps reconnect families from Somalia

October 10, 2012 - More than 16,700 Red Cross Messages were distributed in Somalia during 2011, while approximately 254 people were located following requests from family members.
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