Tuesday, August 30, 2011

International day of the disappeared 2011

Relatives of people who disappear in connection with armed conflict or other violence suffer immensely as they struggle to find out what became of the missing person.

More needs to be done to help the thousands of families of missing persons. On 30 August, the International Day of the Disappeared, the ICRC is highlighting their plight, and explaining what the organization is doing to help.

By "missing person," we generally mean someone whose family has no news of them or someone who has been reported missing (on the basis of reliable information) in connection with an armed conflict – international or non-international – or of internal violence, internal disturbances or any other situation that might require action by a neutral and independent body (see the ICRC publication Missing persons: a handbook for parliamentarians (2009). More >>>

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