Reference : V-P-PE-E-00882
Date : 27/10/2014
Country/Region : PERU
Caption : Ayacucho, Huamanga. The Prosecutor’s Office gave the human remains of eighty people unaccounted to their relatives.
Photographer : COHEN, Nadia Shira
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : After almost 30 years of waiting, the Prosecutor’s Office gave to the families of eighty people unaccounted between 1983 and 1984, the human remains of their relatives. The 80 people whose bodies were returned on 27 October 2014 were from different communities of Ayacucho (Chungui, Huancasancos, Huanta, Vilcashuamán, Tambo, Canayre, Huamanga). They were exhumed and identified during this year. Organisations and bodies of the government have contributed in different ways to the organisation and coordination of the activity. The High Level Multisectorial Commission (CMAN in Spanish), the Municipality of Huamanga and the Regional Government donated the coffins. For its part, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was in charge of the transfer of the families from their communities to Huamanga and their return, as well as the transport of coffins. The Peruvian Red Cross, Ayacucho branch, contributed providing shelter to the families coming from remote communities and accompanied them during the activity. Between 13000 and 16 000 people disappeared during the armed conflict that took place in Peru between1980 and 2000.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3744x5616
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour