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Interpol standing committee on disaster victim identification

31-05-2002 Statement

Chambery & Lyon, 29 to 31 May 2002, contribution from the ICRC, cooperation with the INTERPOL disaster victim identification (DVI)

 Mission statement  

 The aim is to heighten awareness among governments, the military, international and national organizations – including the worldwide Red Cross and Red Crescent network – and the general public about the tragedy of people unaccounted for as a result of armed conflict or internal violence and about the anguish of their families

 by creating and making available tools for action and communication

 in order to ensure accountability on the part of the authorities responsible for resolving the problem of missing people, to better assist the families and to prevent further disappearances.