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4.5 thousand people were missing during the conflict in Karabakh

2011-08-24 17:36

4575 persons were registered missing during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. As reported by Trend, this figure was announced today by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This was announced in an interview by the coordinator on defense of the ICRC in Azerbaijan Sylvie Grenisher.

The number of missing people can change, she said. The ICRC has collected information on missing people from their families - a database Ante Mortem. The Red Cross held this work in conjunction with the Red Crescent Society of Azerbaijan. Grenisher added that now ante-mortem is being collected - information about several other people.

"In January a license agreement between the ICRC and the State Commission of Azerbaijan on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons was signed. In accordance with this agreement a special database, prepared by the ICRC on missing persons, will be transferred to the State Commission. In subsequent months, the first 150 questionnaires have been transferred to the State Commission to be included in the database. All information about 3631 missing persons will be gradually transferred to the State Commission for including them in a database" - said Grenisher.

According to her, the purpose of creation such information base is to bring together all the information about missing persons. In the future it will help to bring clarity to their lives, she added.

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