Reference : V-P-AM-E-00278
Date : 02/11/2012
Country/Region : ARMENIA
Caption : Gyumri town. Hasmik's husband, Grisha, went missing in Nagorny Karabakh in 1992. He was a lieutenant in the army. Hasmik benefits from ICRC psychosocial program.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
The ICRC is working with psychologists from local NGOs who reach out to families with missing relatives. In addition to providing people with missing relatives an outlet for their loss, the program tries to help people with other social, medical and legal problems. Often families of missing people are isolated and not aware of their rights. The ICRC serves as an intermediary between them and the state authorities. Additionally, beneficiaries are introduced to other families with missing relatives who can offer mutual support. In Hasmik's case she has two official documents, one which says her husband went missing in 2007 and another that say he went missing in 1997. This discrepancy means she is not entitled to certain medical benefits and the ICRC is helping to resolve these administrative problems.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3744x5616
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour