Have you lost contact with a family member due to armed conflict, a natural disaster or another major incident?
The GRC Tracing Service helps refugees and migrants who have lost contact with their families to find missing loved ones. Many relatives searching for family members in Germany come from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, Syria and Iraq. As they travel on today’s migration routes to Europe, people are often separated from their families in dramatic circumstances. Through its international tracing service network, the GRC Tracing Service works with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross to determine the fate of missing loved ones.
If the family wishes to be reunited in Germany once a missing relative has been found, the GRC Tracing Service will advise them on all legal requirements and assist them in the visa application process.
After natural disasters or other major incidents in Germany, the GRC Tracing Service activates its District Offices for Disaster Tracing Inquiries. Volunteers will then gather information on those injured, evacuated or otherwise affected and share information on their whereabouts with relatives searching for loved ones.
Do you want to search for your family online?
On www.tracetheface.org, you will find photographs of people who are also looking for loved ones. If you wish, we can publish your photo online, too. For your protection, the GRC Tracing Service always aims to meet the highest standards of data security for its online services.