Ante-Disappearance Data collection

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Type of Organisation: 
Launched in: 
In 2012, the ICRC started collecting information, where available, on people unaccounted for prior to their disappearance. To this end, it initiated thorough interviews with families of missing persons across the country. Every month, ICRC representatives conduct 40 such interviews. To date, about 2,000 interviews have been completed. The data gathered, and which are to be handed over to the future national commission, should significantly facilitate the commission's work to clarify the fate of missing persons and to provide answers to their families.
Resources: ICRC (2013). The families of people missing in connection with the armed conflicts that have occurred in Lebanon since 1975. An assessment of their needs.
Overall Objective: 
Truth-seeking and right to know
Initiative's Approach: 
Missing persons
Type of Activity: 
Forensic Investigation
Target Group: 
Victim Groups
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