In Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, the ICRC focuses on supporting efforts to trace missing persons and helping their families. Read full overview.
The wars that scarred the Balkans in the 1990s cost the lives of about 140,000 people, a quarter of whom were reported missing by their families. In 2010, almost 15,000 remain unaccounted for. Missing Lives highlights 15 moving stories selected among thousands.
Punishing war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia is principally the remit of the International Criminal Tribunal, but national war crimes tribunals also exist. The ICRC visits individuals sentenced by these courts and arranges family visits.