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On 14 March, 2018, the Missing Persons’ Families’ Support Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania, launched its Amber Alert- Facebook in Lithuania as part of a joint campaign entitled ‘’For a Safe Lithuania.’’ The President of Lithuania, Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė, participated in the launch which took place at the Presidential Palace’s Centre for Civil Education. Ms. Anne Hall, U.S ambassador to Lithuania attended, as did representatives of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Police Department.

AMBER Alert is a Facebook-related system that enables law enforcement to send a message containing a recent photo and information about a missing child to all users located within a radius of 200 km from the location where the child was last seen.

Lithuania is the first country in the Nordic region to have such a system.

Please see below a series of documents containing further information about the event.

On 13 March Ms. Natalja Kurcinskaja, Director Missing Person’s Families Support Centre was awarded the Courageous woman award for dedication to the subject of missing children from the U.S ambassador to Lithuania.

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Pagarbiai/ Yours faithfully

Projekto vadovė/Project manager

Rugilė Butkevičiutė

Dingusių žmonių šeimų paramos centras/ Missing persons’ families support centre
Žaliųjų ežerų g.85,
LT – 08403, Vilnius
Lietuva/ Lithuania                                                    

Tel/Fax: 8 (5) 248 33 73

Mob: +370 692 99 570

missing.lt

Dingo vaikas? Skambink 116 000. Visoje ES veikiantis NEMOKAMAS pagalbos telefonas, skirtas dingusių vaikų artimiesiems. www.116000.lt

Missing child? Call 116 000. Free helpline for missing children relatives in all Europe. www. 116000.lt

Missing Persons Families Support Centre Programme for launch of Amber alert Fb Stystem in Lithuania

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