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Peru: knitting for hope in Ayacucho

27-08-2010 Film Ref. CR-F-01071-W1

Peru's internal violence in the 1980s and 1990s left 15,000 people missing. So far, the fate of only 10% is known: either they were found alive, or their remains were found, identified and handed over to their families. In Ayacucho, wives, mothers and sisters gather to knit a scarf with the names of their missing relatives embroidered on it.

see also: Peru: the tireless search for a missing family member.


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 2010
  • Production locations: Peru
  • Running time: 3 min
  • Reference: CR-F-01071-W1