Within 48 hours after the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched a special FamilyLinks website, more than 13,800 persons visited the site looking for loved ones missing in the aftermath of the recent Haiti earthquake.
About 1,100 people have registered on the site from Haiti to inform their loved ones that they are safe and well.
Persons seeking news from their loved ones can go on-line at http://www.icrc.org/familylinks to register the name(s) of the people they are looking for.
Citizens using this site should be aware that: · The information given on this website is not confidential and can be viewed by anyone. · The majority of postings on the FamilyLinks website are from people who are searching for loved ones. · As the Red Cross in Haiti is able to collection information on those who are safe and well, we expect to see more "safe and well" postings from Haiti. We do not know when this will happen, but Tracing specialists are in Haiti, and this is a priority.
Instructions for using the FamilyLinks website 1. First search the list of names already posted. Try various spellings of the name.
2. If your relative is not on the list, click on "Register Your Relative"
3. Family members should search The List regularly to see if their loved one has registered.
4. If there are multiple search results, multiple people may be seeking the same individual and could have extra information.
Inquiries regarding US Citizens living or traveling in Haiti If you're trying to reach a U.S. citizen living or traveling in Haiti, you should contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747 or 202-647-5225.
The Department of State has received a high volume of calls concerning the welfare of US citizens in Haiti. Inquiries for US citizens can also be sent to Haitifirstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: · Full name, date of birth, and passport info (if known) of the persons in Haiti you are trying to contact · Their contact info in Haiti - telephone numbers, email addresses, hotel name and address (if known) · Inquirer's name and contact information and relationship to the person in Haiti · Any special or emergency circumstances
Referral information for US Citizens IN Haiti U.S. citizens are urged to contact the Embassy via email at ACSPaP@state.gov to request assistance. U.S. citizens in Haiti can call the Embassy's Consular Task Force at 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672.