Red Cross Messages

In conflict or disaster stricken areas, traditional communication channels such as telephone, mail or internet are often disrupted. Persons who have address details of their relatives, can restore contact through Red Cross Messages. In this way, the Tracing service helps to re-establish contact between the affected area and the outside world.

Red Cross Messages are short, concise and can only contain personal news. This is necessary to maintain the neutrality of the Red Cross. Sometimes a picture can be attached to the message, but money transfers are excluded.