Tracing to find a missing person

Photo: Alyona Synenko / ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross carries our around 10,000 new tracing enquiries every year.

The national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world participate in finding missing family members. The Finnish Red Cross is a part of this worldwide network.

The International Committee of the Red Cross leads tracing work in connection with natural disasters and conflicts. The Committee carries out about 10,000 new tracing enquiries every year.

To leave a tracing request, you must fill in the appropriate form and deliver it to the Finnish Red Cross headquarters, from where the information is forwarded to the target country.

This page contains instructions and forms in several languages.

If you have any questions related to tracing, please contact the Finnish Red Cross headquarters:
exchange, +358 (0)20 701 2000 (weekdays 8.30 am–4 pm)

~ 200
Tracing requests carried out in Finland each year

Tracing instructions and forms

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The video explains to the person requesting tracing why we collect personal data and describes the data protection practices of the Red Cross movement and the rights of people requesting tracing. Video: ICRC