Since the outbreak of the armed conﬂict in Kosovo, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been collecting information about the concerns and issues faced by the families of missing persons from them directly. The absence of an appropriate response to their needs and an overall decline in the rate of elucidating the fate and whereabouts of missing persons have remained ICRC's major concerns in recent years.
The ICRC recently produced a report on a stocktaking exercise on the needs of the families of missing persons in Kosovo. The report presents the findings of a two-month mission of an ICRC mental health and psychosocial support delegate to Kosovo, during which 78 members of families of missing persons belonging to various ethnicities were interviewed. The mission has also involved meetings and continued discussions with national, international and health stakeholders as well as representatives of associations of the families of missing persons, and Red Cross structures.
Please read a background of the mission and see its main findings and recommendations in the links below.