For People Seeking To Restore Contacts with Family Members After the Earthquake in Haiti

15 01 2010

Here is some information that might be helpful for those looking for relatives in Haiti.    The Family Links program is operated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).  Review the information carefully; there are some important caveats about the Family Links program.  On its website, the ICRC indicates that:

As a result of the earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010, thousands of persons within Haiti and abroad have lost contact with their loved ones.  The aim of the Family Links website is to accelerate the process of restoring contact between separated family members.

It is managed by the ICRC, in cooperation with the tracing services of the Haitian Red Cross Society and of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies throughout the world.  The website offers the possibility for persons in Haiti and abroad to publish their own names and the names of relatives with whom they are striving to restore contact.

In Haiti, the Red Cross has not been able yet to collect and publish on the Website the identities and whereabouts of the persons affected by the earthquake. Nevertheless, with the current reinforcement of their activities, the ICRC, together with the Haitian Red Cross, will add on the Website more information on the affected population in Haiti. This will provide more responses to the queries of anxious families who remain without news from their loved ones.

Entries published on the lists can be modified only by the ICRC at op_prot_haiti.gva@icrc.org. If you want to modify details for a name that you entered or delete a name completely, you must email the ICRC.  If your search is not successful, do not hesitate to revisit the website frequently, as everyday, new people are registering themselves.   To locate your relatives go to the following link:

http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/WFL_HTI.NSF/DocIndex/locate_eng?opendocument

IMPORTANT
The ICRC has no means of verifying the information sent through the network. It is not responsible for any inaccurate information given through the services made available on this site.

The information given on this website is not confidential and can be consulted by everyone. It is the responsibility of the persons publishing information on this website to ensure that no harm can result from this publication. The ICRC cannot be held responsible for any negative consequences of publishing information on this website.

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