My Red Cross Role Model

My Red Cross Role Model

Cris began her Restoring Family Links journey in 2014, when she sought out a meaningful way to use her time and attended a Red Cross volunteer orientation. Knowing she would be helping families reconnect was all the reason she needed to want to work with Restoring Family Links and American Red Cross International Services.

As a brand new Red Cross volunteer, I had the excellent opportunity to spend my very first Restoring Family Links (RFL) casework learning experience with Cris Tsai as my mentor! Since Cris’ parents are from Taiwan and she was born and raised in Brazil (she speaks fluent Portuguese and English) her compassion for working with families scattered across the globe comes straight from her heart.

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Across the Border: Boy Reunited with Family after Four Years

Across the Border: Boy Reunited with Family after Four Years

A tribal raid in Ethiopia four years ago saw then-8-year-old Luke Chan* taken from his family and moved across the border into South Sudan. The child was forced to work in a cattle camp while longing for his family and loved ones.

The time away from his family was long and difficult, but the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Ethiopia and South Sudan, in close cooperation with the respective Red Cross societies, has successfully reunited Luke with his family.

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Separated by War, Reconnected by Red Cross

Separated by War, Reconnected by Red Cross

2017 began with very good news for Samuel! He received a Red Cross Message from his younger sister Mimi, for whom he had been searching for many years. The last time the two saw one another was 21 years ago at a family gathering in Ethiopia. The family lost touch with young Mimi, when she and her family fled the violence of the war in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Samuel contacted the American Red Cross chapter in Connecticut to initiate a search for his sister over a year ago. After much effort to gather needed details, speaking with his brother, who is closer to their younger sister, comparing dates and clarifying facts, the tracing inquiry was sent to Red Cross volunteers overseas to begin a search.

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Your Phone is now a Refugee's Phone

Your Phone is now a Refugee's Phone

Hundreds of thousands of refugees continue to flee conflict and political instability in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Many times, one of the only items they carry with them, their only safety net, is their phone. Phones provide access to information and connection to loved ones. Learn just how important these phones can be by watching the following video (best viewed from a mobile device).

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