Armed conflicts, natural disasters and migration have resulted in hundreds of thousands of people around the world going missing. Each missing person leaves behind loved ones in anguish not knowing what happened.
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the recent fighting in Ninawa Province, including Sinjar and other areas close to the cities of Mosul, Dohuk and Kirkuk in northern Iraq.
Some of them are from religious minorities such as the Yazidis, who sought refuge in Sinjar Mountain after fleeing their homes.
The ICRC is asking for more information about the aid convoy, which left Moscow for eastern Ukraine this morning. According to the Russian authorities, 280 trucks are bound for the region and is due to arrive at an agreed point on the border with Ukraine tonight.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling for the killing in Gaza to stop now. "The human cost in Gaza is too high. Too many people are being killed and wounded including children, women, men and the elderly. They are being damaged in their bodies and in their minds," says ICRC's Head of Operations for the Middle East, Robert Mardini.
More than nine months after the fighting stopped between government forces and Muslim rebels from a Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) faction in Zamboanga, south west Philippines, 40,000 people are still unable to return home.