Living with absence: Helping the families of the missing

Many people go missing as a result of conflict, natural and man-made disasters, other humanitarian crises, and migration. Disappearance, dreadful enough for the individuals concerned, means anguish for their families, left in limbo over their loved one’s fate. As if their pain was not enough, family members of the missing are often plunged into economic and social hardship.

This publication intends to raise awareness about the plight of the missing and their families. It describes the holistic response of the ICRC to their needs and refers to real-life examples of the organization’s work in recent years worldwide.

– ICRC 2014

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.
File Name File Size Download
living_with_absence.pdf 19 MB

Related Resources

Awareness material, Guidance material
11 May 2020
Find the following resources about Staff and Volunteers Health and Wellbeing: MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Staff, Volunteers and Communities in an Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov). Languag...
Tags: Awareness material, Guidance material, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Awareness material, Guidance material
01 Jun 2015
Training to build understanding of psychosocial recovery to support those working in varied roles in disaster recovery. This training was originally inspired by the need among personnel working on the ground post-earthquake in Christchurch, New Zeala...
Tags: Awareness material, Guidance material, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Recovery
Awareness material, Video
12 Feb 2016
Building Resilience with Hunter and Eve is an animated series featuring a young fox (Hunter) and owl (Eve) who together learn how to be resilient and cope with disasters and emergencies. Each episode of this series focuses on one important skill (for...
Tags: Awareness material, Video, Youth Preparedness