Missing persons: high cost of conflict and violence in Africa

Report 24 August 2021 South Africa
People go missing in Africa during armed conflicts, other situations of violence, disasters and in the context of migration. In addition to missing persons themselves, their families bear the brunt of the trauma. 
Through coordinated action, governments can ensure family links are preserved or re-established and reduce the impact on society. 
This report draws on the ICRC activities with families, authorities and other actors to deal with the problem of missing persons and their relatives.