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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01198-N
Date : 23/08/2013
Country/Region : NEPAL
Title : International day of the disappeared, 30 August : remembering the missing in Nepal
Duration : 00:06:18
Cameraman : KALPIT, Bishnu
Editor : unknown
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
GALENT, Arnaud; LIMBU, Dev Raj; DOOLE, Claire
Production reference : AV105N
Description : Seven years after the end of the conflict between the Maoists and the government of Nepal more than 1360 people are still reported missing by their families.
In November 2001, 20 young men left their homes in Dhading district in central Nepal to work on an airport runway in Kalikot in mid-western Nepal. Three months later, the radio reported that 17 labourers from Dhading had been killed.
The families were never officially informed about their deaths. Under International Humanitarian Law, families of the missing have the right to know the fate of their loved ones.
In 2010, the ICRC with the Nepal Red Cross and other non-governmental organisations launched a programme providing psychological, economic, legal and administrative support to the families of the missing in Nepal.
The unresolved status of the missing can complicate inheritance and property issues and even the custody of children.
After learning that the bodies of their loved ones had been buried in Kotbada village in the district of Kalikot, the families set out in November 2012 to pay their respects.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : International day of the disappeared, 30 August : remembering the missing in Nepal
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422