Webinar recording - The Missing and their families. Interaction with families of missing migrants

Publication Year
Africa / Global
Thematic Area
Families / The Search Process
Family Needs / Migration / Psychosocial Support
Open access

This second webinar in a series organized by the ICRC Missing Persons Project focused on the interaction with families of missing migrants. The webinar provided an opportunity to present the draft set of guiding principles on stakeholders interactions with families of missing migrants. The webinar also marked the launch of a public consultation process that will last until 31 October 2020. Don Jose Dolores Suazo, President of the Committee of Relatives of Disappeared Migrant of Central Honduras (COFAMICENH), Fisiwe (Mpabanga) Ngwenya and Unita Ndou family representative and ICRC field officer in Zimbabwe, Carmen Osorno Solis, from the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) working along the Mexico/USA border and Simon Robins, from the University of York, UK helped us frame this global issue by sharing effective practices from the Central American and African migration routes. Their stories were a reminder of the many challenges that families face, the steps that families themselves have undertaken and risks they are often exposed to. They also shed light on some of the measures that organizations working with them are taking to protect families’ interests and ensure their participation in the search and efforts to address their needs.