ICRC observes International Day of the Disappeared

Kathmandu (Pahichan) August 30 – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) and the Nepal Society of Families of the Disappeared and Missing (NEFAD) jointly observed International Day of the Disappeared on Wednesday.

This year’s event included a theatre performance (stage drama) titled ‘The Waiting Eyes’ and the unveiling of the publication called Missing Persons in Nepal: Updated list 2018’. There was also interactive session dedicated to the members of the famailies of missing persons in Nepal.

Addressing the program, André Paquet, Head of ICRC mission in Nepal, said that conflict in Nepal ended 12 years ago and Nepal is moving towards stability. “However, stability has a bitter taste for the conflict victims as the Transitional Justice process has yet to reach a proper closure,” he said.

“The International Humanitarian Law requires that authorities take all feasible measures to account for the Missing Persons. In that respect, the States are obliged to do everything possible to provide families with answers on their fate of their loved ones,” he added.