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Frequently Asked Questions

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Guided with the principles of neutrality and impartiality, the Movement provides assistance to victims of emergencies and armed conflicts. It consists of three components:

  • International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC)
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • 191 National Red Cross Societies, including the Ukrainian Red Cross Society.

An extensive network of URCS organizations, which covers the whole territory of Ukraine, allows the people to apply on search to any nearest Red Cross branch of URCS. All services regarding tracing and restoring of family links are rendered on a free-of-charge basis and respect the human right to keep personal data and information (confidentiality). Every application is carefully reviewed, and all available resources are used for tracing. Contacts of the Tracing Service of URCS – SC Head – Ms. Irina Tsariuk, tel.: 044-2351096, 044-2263438, e-mail: rfl@redcross.org.ua, tsredcro@carrier.kiev.ua.

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a branch of the international law, the main goal of which is to limit the effects of armed conflict by protecting the people who do not participate in hostilities, and by restricting and regulating the means and methods of warfare available to the combatants. IHL is applied in armed conflict situations, both on the international and domestic levels. Should you have questions about IHL, please address them to the main specialist of International Humanitarian Law of URCS – Ms. Nataliia Krynytska, tel.: +380 (44) 234-17-90, e-mail: n.krynytska@redcross.org.ua.

The International Movement has the exclusive right to use the emblem, flag, markings and name of the Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal. The use of the logo by persons, who are not authorized to do so, entails criminal liability under the Criminal Code of Ukraine according to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Use of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Symbols in Ukraine’