Missing persons

Many people go missing in war, causing anguish and uncertainty for their families and friends.
People have the right to know what has happened to their missing relatives. Governments, armed forces and armed groups have an obligation to provide information and to help reunite families.

Missing persons – overview

The missing and prisoners of war in Israel and the occupied territories

Missing persons: Stories from around the world

Missing persons and the International Humanitarian Law

Forensic science and humanitarian action

Restoring Family Links (RFL)

International Review of the Red Cross, special issue about Missing persons