August 30 is celebrated as the International Day of Missing Persons, commemorating hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their lives in armed conflict, violence, migration and natural disasters. We are with the families of the missing and we remember their loved ones with them.
This was reported to the EPA by the Azerbaijani representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
It has been noted that there are still more than 3,800 missing people in Azerbaijan related to the conflict: "Tens of thousands of their family members live with the pain of not knowing the fate of their loved ones. Words cannot describe the emotional fatigue that living in constant uncertainty for decades has brought to families. We do everything we can to clarify the fate of missing persons and to support their work in responding to family members.
During our years in office, we have collected some 11,000 biological references from family members of the missing and have been transferred to the State Commission (hereafter the State Commission) for The Exile and Lost Citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During 2008-2012, we and the Azerbaijani Golden Age Society gathered detailed information from their family members and shared it with the State Commission. We have also shared information about possible graves with institutions and have supported the exhumation projects carried out in three circuits by making technical recommendations and donating a variety of equipment."