Restoring Family Links is a key area of cooperation between the PRC and the ICRC over the years. It needs to be activated as the citizens of Pakistan can greatly benefit from this program locally and internationally.
At present there is no helpline in the country where any person could get the information or assistance if any member of the family gets lost. Under this program PRC shall start the LOST helpline where any person can call to report their sought family member.
Depending on the circumstances of separation, the helpline will orient the requesters to most appropriate RFL services. He will be either put in contact with nearby PRC RFL staff all over Pakistan or referred to public hospital if it is likely that sought relatives might be admitted due to any accident, emergency or disaster.
The network of RFL volunteers present in all public hospitals will as well ensure continuity between the service provided on line and a proximity to the patients and their families.
Under the Restoring Family Links Strategy for the International Red Cross and Red Cross Movement 2008–2018, all the Movement’s components pledged to strengthen their RFL capacity, including in natural disasters/emergencies. PRC is committed to play a central role in RFL response at all time in Pakistan.