Red Cross Stories : Finding Family

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.