A research report on violence against health care in Karachi was launched today by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in collaboration with the APPNA Institute of Public Health of Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre and Ziauddin University.
The anguish of not knowing what happened to loved ones who go missing can last for years. Added to the emotional and psychological turmoil, families are frequently left without economic support, access to inheritance, and with few resources to trace their missing family member. On the International Day of the Disappeared, (30 August), the ICRC is calling for greater support for affected families together with increased efforts to document the fate of missing persons. Such action could cut short the time families are left in anguish without answers.
As the situation in Ukraine continues to be fragile, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin agree that humanitarian aid must reach the people affected by the conflict.
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.
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.