Rowena's days are filled with longing. She still hopes to find her partner Anton, a construction worker who went missing in the 2017 Marawi conflict.
As in many other countries in the world, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aims to accompany families like Rowena's during their quest for answers on the fate of their loved ones.
The ICRC, a neutral and independent humanitarian organization, reminds parties to the conflict that under international humanitarian law (IHL), families have the right to know the fate of their missing loved ones.
As we mark the International Day of the Disappeared, let's remember those who went missing and their families that continue to suffer from ambiguous loss and uncertainty.
If you have family members who went missing in the Marawi conflict, you may reach us through these numbers:
Iligan: 0921-8096803 (Smart) and 0917-8645818 (Globe)
Zamboanga: 0947-9703578 (Smart) and 0956-6923181 (Globe)
All information shared with the ICRC is strictly confidential.