ICRC remembers families of missing persons

Colombo (No. 1 in News); On International Day of the Disappeared, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it was working to prevent armed conflicts, other forms of violence, disasters, humanitarian emergencies and transitions, a statement said.

He added that the suffering of people who do not know what happened to their loved ones remains one of the most invisible humanitarian problems.

Not knowing what has happened to a parent, spouse, child, or sibling places an unbearable burden on families who, between constant hope and despair, are unable to grieve and live at a loss. impose.

People have a right to know what happened to their missing relatives. ICRS will continue to help countries do everything in their power to provide answers to families, thereby upholding the right of families to know the fate and whereabouts of their missing loved ones. This is first and foremost a humanitarian act.

While awaiting answers about loved ones, families of missing persons often struggle to cope with the many emotional, administrative, legal, and financial challenges created by the absence of loved ones. .

The ICRC addresses the multifaceted needs of families of missing persons and works with authorities to build capacity to meet their needs and protect the dignity of their loved ones.

Humanitarian tragedies are preventable. Relevant mechanisms to prevent disruption of family ties, maintain ties between families during separation, ensure adequate management of deaths, strengthen national frameworks and in line with existing obligations under international law Concrete actions aimed at establishing structure and structure help address many aspects. Of this money humanitarian issue.

Authorities, communities, and society at large need to recognize the plight of families, support their needs, and stand by them to remember their missing loved ones.

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