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Families of the Missing

formerly known as

 THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS OF MISSING PERSONS FROM ARMED CONFLICTS (IFFAMPAC)

Our Focus

“We’ve expanded our work beyond conflict countries and now work directly with families,
not just family associations.Our focus and objectives remain the same. Whether the families of missing persons emanate from armed conflict situations or from drug wars, natural disasters or other means, they face the same rehabilitation issues needed to restore their rightful place back into society as healthy families.  Only then can local and regional economic development be sustained leading to peace.”

Jane E. Durgom-Powers
President and Founder

When a person goes missing their family deserves the truth

We work with families around the world to find answers and create sustainable change.
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News

Kosovo police meet 'armed resistance'

Kosovo police meet 'armed resistance'

Pristina (AFP) – Kosovo police arrested more than a dozen fellow officers as part of a crackdown on organised crime in the mainly Serb north on Tuesday, triggering concern from…
The Latest: EU urges Kosovo, Serbia to return to dialogue

The Latest: EU urges Kosovo, Serbia to return to dialogue

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The European Union’s top diplomat is urging Kosovo and Serbia to return…
Serbia does not control Kosovo: Vucic

Serbia does not control Kosovo: Vucic

  By Ivana Sekularac and Aleksandar Vasovic BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia needs to accept that it has lost control over Kosovo, its former southern province, and it must seek a…

FOM Attends the 2019 International Day of Reflection of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda at the UN Headquarters in New York

For Immediate Release April 14, 2019 Contact: Don Hemedes +1-917-513-0574 don@familiesofthemissing.org New York, NY- Families of the Missing’s President Jane Durgom-Powers and Corporate Secretary Don Hemedes attended the 2019 International…
NYmag.com: "Families Of The Missing"

NYmag.com: "Families Of The Missing"

NYmag.com article: “In the 1970s our President, Jane Durgom-Powers, became involved with the issue of missing persons from armed conflicts and their families. She worked with military families for over…
American Legion Bulletin

American Legion Bulletin

Connecting with you monthly April 2019 eNews & eBulletin April is Month of the Military Child April is designated as the Month of the Military Child (#MOMC) to recognize the…
New video posted

New video posted

Videos from the Paris DPI Conference UN Tapes have now been posted on the video page. https://www.familiesofthemissing.org/videos/
The Day We Saved 2,147 POWs

The Day We Saved 2,147 POWs

The Day We Saved 2,147 POWs From Los Baños Prison (reprinted from military.com) By February 1945, the cruel and inhumane treatment by the Japanese against their enemies was well known.…
Flooded Zimbabwe mine

Flooded Zimbabwe mine

Nine illegal miners have been rescued from a gold mine in Zimbabwe days after a burst dam flooded two shafts. They are reported to have survived by finding higher ground…
Recovering Korean War Dead

Recovering Korean War Dead

SEOUL—Atop a little-known ridge almost seven decades ago, French, South Korean and American troops fought off waves of mainly Chinese Communist forces in a series of trench battles that marked…
Numbers of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

Numbers of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

Marchers raise awareness about numbers of missing and murdered indigenous women February 14, 2019 07:12 PM Marchers gathered Thursday to raise awareness about the numbers of missing and murdered indigenous…
Violence facing indigenous people

Violence facing indigenous people

FARGO — In the arms of her grandmother and holding her mother’s favorite flower, 17-month-old Haisley Jo was surrounded by demonstrators wearing red, a color associated with a movement raising…
Extremists attack upscale hotel complex in Nairobi

Extremists attack upscale hotel complex in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya — Extremists attacked a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex and black smoke rose…
Georges Loinger dies at 108

Georges Loinger dies at 108

Georges Loinger, French resistance fighter who smuggled Jewish children to safety, dies at 108 Harrison Smith, Washington Post It had all started as a game. During World War II, when…
Volcano-triggered tsunami kills at least 43 in Indonesia

Volcano-triggered tsunami kills at least 43 in Indonesia

  JAKARTA, Dec 23 (Reuters) – A tsunami killed at least 43 people on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra and injured hundreds following an underwater landslide caused by…
Violence against journalists

Violence against journalists

    PARIS (Reuters) – The murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi in a year when more than half of all journalists killed were targeted deliberately reflects a hatred of…
Greetings from Kosovo

Greetings from Kosovo

On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 10:57 AM Sheremet Ademi wrote:   Hello our Dearest Jane, I am sending you photos from our city Mitrovica Decorated with American flags. Thanks…
76th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

76th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Families of the Missing Published by Don Hemedes  Today, Families of the Missing commemorates the 76th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor which resulted in the death of over two…
Evacuation of wounded Yemenis from rebel-held capital may bolster fresh peace talks

Evacuation of wounded Yemenis from rebel-held capital may bolster fresh peace talks

Giles Clarke/UN OCHA A building in Sana’a damaged by fighting in the war-torn country (file photo) 3 December 2018   |  Humanitarian Aid A United Nations chartered aircraft has transported some…
Join us today as we celebrate all heroes

Join us today as we celebrate all heroes

Families of the Missing Published by Jane Durgom Powers · November 21 at 9:38 AM ·  Today, we thank those who run towards danger and chaos to help others every day, just as they…
Violence against women

Violence against women

UN Women  November 20 ·    Violence against women is NOT inevitable. Everybody has a role to play to prevent it from happening.Get your facts: http://unwo.men/BPJR30gtlfX#16days #orangetheworld #HearMeToo
It's a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico

It's a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico

  ‘It’s a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico.’ 250,000 Dead. 37,400 Missing. by José de Córdoba   11/18/2018 EL FUERTE, Mexico—One recent day, a line of grieving mothers armed with picks and…
An empty foxhole...mystery

An empty foxhole...mystery

An empty foxhole, an anonymous grave, and a World War II mystery solved after 74 years Jack Cummings posed on the lawn in his uniform, hands clasped behind his back,…
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