Who are The Missing?
A missing person is someone whose state of being & whereabouts are unknown. Anyone in the wrong place at the wrong time can become a missing person. The circumstances vary, from armed conflict to natural disasters to human trafficking to religious or political persecution. There is no consistent accounting for individuals who disappear without a trace.
No One Disappears Alone
There are always some facts, witnesses and documents that can shed light on the missing. Any information, no matter how circumstantial, adds a piece to the puzzle. The answers exist, but often they are only given when it suits key individuals politically or economically. The rules of war may have been broken and revelations can be embarrassing. As a result, humanitarian concerns are ignored and 'The Missing' are lost forever, creating endless tragedies for their families and weakening their societies. To die for freedom is acceptable. To be abandoned for it is not.
Jane E. Durgom-Powers
Founder & President, IFFAMPAC
International Federation of Family Associations of Missing Persons from Armed Conflicts (IFFAMPAC), now known as Families of the Missing, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization - All contributions are tax deductible