Reference : V-P-AM-E-00263
Date : 01/11/2012
Country/Region : ARMENIA
Caption : Yerevan. Lida, centre, with an ICRC employee. Lida's son Vardan went missing at 15 years of age. According to his family, he was passionate supporter of independence of Nagorny Karabakh and joined with a national movement leader.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
On January 19, 1990, the national movement leader was killed and that same day her son also disappeared. That day he had received a phone call instructing him to deliver firearms to a village called Yeraskhavan. He did as he was instructed and was never heard from again. Lida and her daughter Haykuhi had isolated themselves in their grief for twenty years. With the help of the ICRC and psychologists they have been able to get counselling and reach out to other families with missing relatives to get the emotional support they were lacking.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour