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  • 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.

    8/29/2016 | ARTICLE

  • Hateymalo: Accompanying Families of the Missing in Nepal

    In 2010, the ICRC launched a Psychosocial Support Programme called Hateymalo (Joining Hands) to help the families of the missing by providing psychological, social-cultural, economic and legal support. By March 2016, covering over 90% of the families of the missing the programme was completed in 46 districts in Nepal.

    8/26/2016 | VIDEO

  • 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.

    8/26/2016 | 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.

    8/26/2016 | ARTICLE

  • Nepal: Missing relatives nine years later

    Nepal has come a long way since the end of the decade-long conflict, but nine years on many people are still trying to find out what happened to their loved ones. In partnership with the Nepal Red Cross Society, the ICRC has been supporting the families of those who disappeared.

    1/27/2016 | ARTICLE


the need to know 

The need to know - Restoring links between dispersed family members

This publication explains how the Family Links network operates and why its services are so important. It describes situations in which family separations occur, and the many ways in which the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement supports dispersed families and families of missing people.

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Missing persons - an hidden tragedy 

Missing Persons - A hidden tragedy

The plight of people missing in armed conflict and the suffering of their families has been a consistent concern to the ICRC. This specially commissioned report, written by an independent journalist, turns the spotlight onto the plight of missing persons and their families.

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ICRC delegation in Kathmandu

Meen Bhawan, Naya Baneshwor
G.P.O. Box No. 21225
Tel. 00977-1-4107285 / 4107279
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Family Links Website
This sub-website dedicated to the people missing in connection with the conflict in Nepal belongs to the wider Red Cross Red Crescent Family Links Website.

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