In a world crowded with symbols, what do the red cross, red crescent and red crystal mean?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More