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Haiti earthquake: How to find family

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If you're trying to find relatives after the Haiti earthquake, here are some key ways to get in touch:

The International Committee of the Red Cross has set up a Family News Network in English and French where both relatives and survivors can register. It already has hundreds of entries. Click here to enter the database.

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The US State Department asks Americans who are looking for family members in Haiti to call 1-888-407-4747. Due to the heavy volume, callers may get a recording. Outside of the US, call 202-501-4444.

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Also, Americans in Haiti can call the Embassy's Consular Task Force at 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672. They can also e-mail to request assistance.