Over 1,300 people in connection with the decade-long armed conflict are still unaccounted for, as per the latest report by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS).
According to the Updated list 2021, a joint publication of the ICRC and the NRCS, as many as 1,329 people are still missing in connection with the decade-long (1996-2006) internal armed conflict in the country.
Sandesh Shrestha, Head of the ICRC in Nepal, said, “Today our identity in Nepal is related to the transitional justice process, focusing on the families’ right to know what happened to their missing relatives.”
Today marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. On the occasion here are some accounts from the *victims’ families via Families of missing persons in Nepal: A study of their needs by International Committee of the Red Cross (IRC).
*One of the accounts is not from IRC