An ICRC employee presents the Trace the Face website to a man
looking for a missing relative who has gone abroad.
CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Jessica Barry
For more than 20 years, the ICRC has been working with the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) to help restore contact between families separated by conflict, disaster or migration.
Since 2016, the ICRC has:
- facilitated more than 9,474 phone calls between people held in Bagram Prison and Detention Facilities – Parwan and their relatives, and facilitated 3,172 family visits to detainees there;
- enabled an average of 397 families per month to restore or maintain contact with a detained relative;
- worked with the ARCS to search for over 729 people in Afghanistan with whom Afghan migrants and refugees living abroad had lost contact;
- worked with the ARCS to return to their families the bodies of more than 1,257 combatants and civilians killed in the conflict.
- Restoring family links in Afghanistan
- Afghanistan: For parents of missing migrant, silence is hardest part
- Afghanistan: A mother and son's emotional reconnection
- Living between two realities in Afghanistan
- خانواده شماری از مهاجران افغان برای یافتن عزیزانشان به اینترنت پناه بردند
(Afghan refugee families use Internet to find their loved ones, Farsi only)