Ukrainian Red Cross Society

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Restoring Family Links Activities

Note: in relation to the CURRENT SITUATION IN UKRAINE and related situations of humanitarian needs, the Ukrainian Red Cross Society can provide the following services:

-      delivering Red Cross / Safe and Well Messages between separated  family members

-      providing telephone contacts between separated family members

-      tracing missing family members   

 

TRACING, CLARIFICATION OF RELATIVES’ DESTINIES AND RESTORING FAMILY LINKS:

-   Tracing of family members with whom contact was lost as a result of World War II

-   Clarification of the fate of missing soldiers during World War II and soldiers in captivity.

For information regarding the fate of missing Soviet Army soldiers, the inquirer could make an initial check at the following sites: http://dokst.de,  http://obd-memorial.ru and www.krigsgraver.no (Norway).

-    Clarification of the fates of relatives suffered from political repressions

SEARCH AND REVIEW OF THE STATUS OF THE GRAVES of the soldiers died abroad during World War II

For information regarding tracing of burial sites of the Soviet Army soldiers who died during World War II, the inquirer could make an initial check at the following sites: http://dokst.de, http://obd-memorial.ru and www.krigsgraver.no (Norway).

SEARCHING FOR DOCUMENTS proving a person’s stay in Nazi concentration camps, ghettos and forced labour camps outside Ukraine during World War II

A considerable part of information regarding persons suffered from Nazi persecutions is kept in the archives of the International Tracing Service. Web-site ITS: International Tracing Service

TRACING abroad of the FAMILY MEMBERS with whom contact was lost as a result of current armed conflicts, natural disasters, technological disasters and because of modern migration processes

For each case, the enquirer should consult the Tracing Department of the National Committee of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society to receive information regarding possibilities to conduct tracing in the country of concern.

HOW TO INITIATE A TRACING REQUEST:

To initiate a Tracing Request, a written statement to the Tracing Service of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society with detailed information on the person to be traced as well as on the enquirer is needed (including the full postal address of the enquirer). In addition, a definite time-period linked to the disappearance - at least the correct year of disappearance - would be needed too.

For tracing outside of Ukraine, relevant criteria of the concerned national Red Cross or Red Crescent Society would be verified before accepting a request.

Tracing of persons outside of Ukraine requires a definite period of time, usually at least one year, depending on the national societies, where tracing requests are sent.

For more information linked to acceptance criteria and procedures, we kindly invite you to contact the Tracing Department of the National Committee of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society or regional organizations of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine  in your place of residence.  

Note: All individual enquiries from abroad shall be addressed to the Tracing Service of the Red Cross/Red Crescent National Society of the country of the enquirer’s residence. The Ukrainian Red Cross Society will not accept direct individual requests from abroad. The enquirer may receive further information concerning criteria and procedures at the Tracing Department of the Red Cross/Red Crescent National Society in his/her country of residence.

 

 

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