Thousands of people have gone missing in connection with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Nearly 18,000 people are waiting to find out what happened to their loved ones who went missing during the conflict. They are united by uncertainty and the hope that one day their loved ones might return. Every once in a while, though that hope is shattered, just as it was for the Aliyevs when they heard that their only son, Galandar, had died and they then received his remains.
The ICRC is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of the victims of armed conflict and other violence and to provide them with assistance.
We support the families of people who have gone missing in connection with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, assessing their needs and explaining the process of recovering and identifying human remains. We also follow up with each family, offering them psychosocial support.