ICRC: Thousands still missing

KASKI: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has stated that 1,311 people still remain unaccounted for in Nepal. This includes all those people who disappeared since the start of the Maoist People's War till the signing of Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

On the basis of a survey carried out by the ICRC in 10 districts, of the total number of missing people, the state-disappeared were 83 percent, the then rebel party CPN (Maoist) 15 percent and two percent by unidentified groups. At the same time, 64 percent of the missing persons’ families want to know the reason behind the disappearances and 62 percent of them have been asking for financial assistance. The families have been pleading and demanding for the whereabouts of the missing relatives, but the authorities have not been able to satisfy them.