The number of people fleeing from armed conflicts, violence and human rights violations, as a result of natural and man-made disasters or because of dwindling habitats has never been higher than today. Family ties are torn apart and relatives often find themselves separated from each other in different places around the world. Many legal and factual hurdles often have to be overcome before relatives can live together again.
The International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement defines refugees as migrants, and describes them as “persons who leave or flee their habitual residence to go to new places – usually abroad – to seek opportunities or safer and better prospects. Migration can be voluntary or involuntary, but most of the time a combination of choices and constraints are involved.”
Have you and your family also fled? The GRC Tracing Service offers you support and competent advice.