Restoration of Family Links
Wars, disasters and migration split up many thousands of families. The suffering created by such situations is not always visible to others. This global problems is mostly a silent tragedy.
The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement assists people who have been separated from their family members or whose relatives are unaccounted for as a result of conflicts., disasters, migration or other situations requiring humanitarian response. Certain groups of people particularly the vulnerable have specific needs which need to be addressed.
These include children who may find themselves separated from their parents as a result of armed violence, arrests, poverty or disasters . Equally vulnerable are elderly people who may not be able to fend for themselves. Detainees make up yet another group, and keeping them in touch with their families remains of utmost importance.
Restoration of Family Links is thus an integral component in advancing the mission of and mandate of the Red Cross movement.