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  • Living between two realities in Afghanistan

    Fahima's sister, brother-in-law, nephew and niece died when the boat taking them from Turkey to Lesvos capsized. Her nephew's body is still missing, leaving Fahima and her remaining family unable to close this painful chapter of their lives.

    29/08/2016 | ARTICLE

  • International Day of the Disappeared: Indifference to a humanitarian tragedy

    The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, has called on governments to urgently address the humanitarian issue of missing people: those who disappeared during armed conflict or other situations of violence, natural disasters or migration.

    29/08/2016 | ARTICLE

  • Nepal: Commemorating the Missing

    Commemorating the Missing' portrays the efforts of the families of the missing in Nepal to remember/ honour their loved ones. Fifty-nine commemorative memorials such as water wells, pillars, gates, waiting places, and temples were constructed in the name of missing persons across 39 districts.

    26/08/2016 | ARTICLE

  • Nepal: Hateymalo Accompaniment Programme Reports

    The Hateymalo programme covered the families in five consecutive phases, beginning with a pilot phase in Bardiya District and ending with a fourth expansion into remote districts.

    26/08/2016 | ARTICLE

  • How one man found his wife online after four years apart

    When Libya descended into war in 2011, Saleh lost his wife and his best friend. Several years later he got a call that would change his life forever.

    11/08/2016 | ARTICLE

  • Liberia / Ivory Coast: Tears and joy as children are reunited with their families

    Since the reopening of the humanitarian corridor between the bordering countries of Liberia and Ivory Coast, the ICRC and local Red Cross societies have been reuniting children with their families in Ivory Coast.

    10/08/2016 | ARTICLE

  • Sri Lanka: Working together to reconnect families

    Tracing missing people is no easy task. But Ravi Kumar, a Volunteer Tracing Coordinator (VTC) in the Mannar branch of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS), understands the challenges well.

    28/07/2016 | ARTICLE

  • Sri Lanka: Report on the needs of families of the Missing released

    Years that have passed since the armed conflict in Sri Lanka ended in 2009, did not bring solace to the families of over 16,000 persons who, according to the ICRC's records, remain missing.

    25/07/2016 | ARTICLE

  • Senegal: New hope for families of missing migrants

    Migration wreaks a heavy toll. The families of migrants who go missing have to live with not only the uncertainty about what happened to them, but also psychological, socio-economic and legal problems.

    22/07/2016 | ARTICLE

  • 16-year-old finds her father – believed dead – through Trace the Face

    Ayasha H.* believes that her father is dead. He has been missing since the middle of 2013, when they lost each other during a chaotic night on the Iranian-Turkish border.

    21/07/2016 | ARTICLE

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