The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) created a website for survivors of Haiti's earthquake, a spokesperson said Thursday in Geneva.
The website, www.icrc.org/familylinks, allows survivors to log in, register, and look for loved ones who may be missing or feared dead.
ICRC spokesperson Marcal Izard said that there are already 1,360 entries in the website's database. Izard told Reuters that of the total, just 148 came from Haiti, with the rest mainly from the United States and Canada.
With telephone lines cut and a lack of internet access, Haiti's communication is at a standstill.
The family links website was first used during the conflict in Bosnia in the early 1990s.
The Geneva-based ICRC was founded in 1863 and has offices in 80 countries.
(Xinhua News Agency January 14, 2010)